The New Face of Cannabis "Not Your Average Stoner"
The truth is, the conventional pothead you have in your mind no longer travels around in a hotboxed car, or a cloud of pot smoke, like the dust cloud surrounding Pig Pen on Peanuts.Read Article
From Illicit to Legit: Trademark Strategies for California Cannabis Companies in a Legalizing Landscape
The problem faced by cannabis companies when considering federal trademark applications resides in the middle of a triangular statutory bind between the Lanham Act, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), and California statutes that have legalized medicinal and recreational cannabis.Read Article
The Aftershocks of Proposition 64
This redesignation of certain behavior from felony to misdemeanor, and from criminal to lawful, affects individuals with old convictions, those still serving time, and those still going through the criminal justice system. In cases where the previously criminal behavior is now lawful, the prior charges are dismissed as legally invalid and the records can be sealed.Read Article
Cannabis 101: What You Weed to Know
In California 2018 has seen the birth of a whole new way of approaching cannabis. Despite legalization having occurred about a year and a half ago, the opening of adult use retail businesses this past January has provided the first meaningful access to all California residents and visitors alike.Read Article
Cannabis Licensing in California
authority to levy taxes and fees. No sooner had the dust settled on MCRSA, two more key cannabis regulations sprang quickly into place. On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act.”Read Article
Do California’s Worker Protection and Tax Laws Apply to Me?
While there are many new licensing, regulatory, and tax provisions created by Proposition 64, the existence of marijuana businesses operating as employers means that they must also comply with worker protection and payroll tax laws.Read Article