California Provisional Cannabis Licesne

Due to the significant number of unprocessed cannabis applications at the local level, the legislature has drafted an urgency ordinance SB-1459 Cannabis: Provisional License that will replace the State of California Temporary License for commercial cannabis activity with a Provisional License under pending urgency statute SB 1459. The current law states that temporary state cannabis licenses will…

Readoption of Emergency Regulations

Proposed Readoption of Emergency Cannabis Regulations Package On May 18, 2018, the Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health and California Department of Food and Agriculture proposed to readopt their emergency regulations that are currently in effect, extending the time those regulations are in effect for another 180-day period. The three licensing authorities…

Confidential Attorney/Client Communications Regarding Commercial Cannabis Activity

Governor Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 1159, which safeguards certain attorney/client communications. AB 1159, in now chaptered under Section 1550.5 is now added to the Civil Code. Existing law grants a lawyer’s client a privilege to refuse to disclose, and to prevent another from disclosing, a confidential communication between the client and lawyer, as defined,…

New California State Regulations for Cannabis Industry, July 17, 2017

UPDATE July 17, 2017. New California State Regulations The Governor has signed a new bill, SB 94, entitled the Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), which took effect immediately. MAUCRSA integrates the state’s medical-only regulations passed by the legislature (a.k.a. MCRSA) with the adult-use rules approved by the voters under Prop. 64,…