Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Federal Memoranda Regarding Marijuana Enforcement

January 4, 2018 – Today, United States Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions, III rescinded a number of federal memoranda that provided guidance regarding marijuana and medical marijuana enforcement. Included in the memos that were rescinded is the Cole Memo, which laid out eight marijuana enforcement priorities for federal prosecutors in […]

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Planning to Conduct Commercial Cannabis Activity in 2018? You Will Need a State License.

Within California’s cannabis community, there is a lot of anxiety over what will happen on January 1, 2018, the date when the the initial temporary licenses for commercial cannabis businesses issued by the State of California become effective. Under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), California’s […]

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Governor Brown Signs SB-94; MAUCRSA Becomes California Law

On June 27, 2017, Governor Brown signed SB-94, a budget trailer bill that makes significant changes to California’s commercial cannabis regulatory scheme. The new law, called the combines the medical and adult-use cannabis systems into one licensing structure with the same regulatory framework governing medical and adult use facilities. The […]

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Legislature consolidates MCRSA and AUMA into MAUCRSA

On Thursday June 15, the California Senate and Assembly passed two bills, SB-94 and AB-110, which are the state legislature’s versions of Governor Brown’s Trailer Bill. The Trailer Bill is the administration’s effort to reconcile the medical and adult use cannabis systems in California. Now that these bills have passed, […]

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Proposed Manufacturing Regulations: New License "Type N"

The California Department of Public Health, Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety, released proposed regulations on April 28, 2017 that would create a new license type, the “Type N” license, for “manufacturers that produce edible products or topical products using infusion processes, or other types of medical cannabis products other than extracts […]

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