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Overview of the New Cannabis Event Organizer License in California

California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (hereafter the “Bureau”) has proposed two new non-statutory licenses: the Cannabis Event Organizer License, as well as the Temporary Cannabis Event License. As 2018 rapidly approaches, the announcement of a new type of state license specific to cannabis events has aroused intense interest in the […]

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MAUCRSA Emergency Regulations Released; Public Comment Open until Dec. 4

On Thursday, November 16, the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Food & Agriculture’s CalCannabis Licensing Branch, and the Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch released the proposed emergency regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis under the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). […]

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Unintended Partnerships: The Accidental Business Entity

As the California cannabis industry comes out of the shadows and into the light, it is not surprising that technical details of California’s business laws have not traditionally been on a cannabis company’s radar. As the industry matures, however, laws that a business partner would never have before thought to […]

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Recent Local Updates from Sonoma and Mendocino Counties

Here is a “heads up” about some of the actions taken in Sonoma County and Mendocino County related to cannabis over the past month. Stay tuned for more detailed posts about each of these jurisdictions. SONOMA COUNTY Cloverdale Last month, the City of Cloverdale passed a comprehensive cannabis ordinance to regulate various […]

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CA Cannabis Licensing Agencies Release Responses to Public Comments

On Friday, September 29, California’s three cannabis licensing agencies—the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Licensing Division, and the Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch—released summaries of their responses to the public comments submitted for the draft medical cannabis […]

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California to Issue Temporary Cannabis Licenses Starting January 1

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (formerly the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation)(hereafter the “Bureau”) released information today regarding temporary cannabis licenses, which will be available beginning on January 1, 2018. The Bureau is the primary licensing agency for cannabis distributors, testing laboratories, retail stores, and microbusinesses within California. Temporary state licenses will only be […]

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Summary of Local Ordinances Released by Bureau of Cannabis Control

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau), formerly named the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, is working on regulations pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) to establish a licensing and enforcement program for commercial cannabis distributors, retailers, testing laboratories, and microbusinesses. As lead agency under […]

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