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Thompson Coburn LLP

Making sense of California’s ban on industrial hemp in food products

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On July 6, 2018, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Food and Drug Branch (FDB) published an FAQ introducing new guidance regarding the usage of cannabidiol (CBD) oil or CBD products derived from industrial...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Local Governments Likely to Oppose Expanded Delivery Services

Three weeks have passed since the three agencies overseeing the implementation of California’s new cannabis laws introduced their Proposed Permanent Cannabis Regulations and kicked off a 45-day public comment period. This...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

California’s Cannabis Tax Collections Fall Short of Expectations

On May 11, 2018, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) released its cannabis tax revenue numbers for the first quarter of 2018. These numbers fall short of the high expectations of industry analysts...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

It’s High Time to Update Your Marijuana Policies

The legalization of recreational use of marijuana in several states, including California, has left many employment policies vague and confused. This article offers insights to questions every employer should be asking in...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Best in Law: Understanding California's New Employment Laws - Partner Joseph Ortiz Provides Update in the Press-Enterprise

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California lawmakers had a busy 2017 addressing various employment issues. A majority of these new laws took effect Jan. 1. If you are an employer and are not yet in compliance, immediate action should be taken to review your...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Employers Can Maintain a Drug Free Workplace in California Despite State Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner on

California’s passage of the “Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” commonly referred to as Proposition 64, legalized the sale, possession, and use of recreational marijuana under limited circumstances....more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Recreational cannabis in the workplace: A guide for California employers

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Do your employees think they can smoke cannabis in the workplace because it’s legal? Are your employees telling you that even though they failed a drug test you have to keep them on as employees? Although cannabis usage is...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Avoiding Un/Civil Litigation in Your Cannabis Business

If you’re in the cannabis business you know about the risk of federal prosecution and the risk of state action, especially if you fail to dot your i’s and cross your t’s under your state’s recreational/medicinal regulations....more

Nossaman LLP

Helping Employers Wade Through the Weeds of California's Marijuana Legalization Law

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On November 8, 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64, or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which immediately made it legal for adults 21 years of age and older to possess and cultivate specific amounts of marijuana for...more

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

420 in 3…2…1…

Breaking out the bubbly is a hallowed part of the New Year’s Eve tradition, but this year, as the clock strikes twelve and we look to usher in 2018; what you see and hear bubbling may be coming from a bong – and not from a...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

California Adopts Emergency Cannabis Regulations for Licensing Beginning on January 1, 2018

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On November 16, 2017, California published the long awaited rules and regulations to implement voter approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016, which legalized adult use of cannabis in the State of...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

California Agencies Open the Door to Cannabis Cultivation Conglomerates

Last week three California Agencies issued a series of regulations governing recreational canna-business which is scheduled to launch January 1, 2018. The most controversial aspect of the regulations is what they don’t...more

Lewitt Hackman

Lighting Up Legislation: Regulating Recreational Marijuana in California

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California voters legalizing the use of recreational marijuana under Proposition 64, also known as The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) last November is just the beginning. Deciding how cannabis will be grown, sold and...more

Wilson Elser

Financing California’s Cannabis Businesses: Public Banking Model as a State-Level Solution

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The California Cannabis Banking Working Group (CBWG) is meeting this week to discuss the prospect of implementing a public banking model in California to facilitate access to financial services for marijuana-related...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

California Enacts New Regulatory Framework for Medical and Recreational Cannabis

This blog usually explores the relationship between real estate and one green substance — money. But cannabis is the greenery getting a lot of recent attention in California, and its impact on real estate will be difficult...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Los Angeles releases proposed commercial cannabis regulations

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In one of the most significant milestones in the history of marijuana legislation, Los Angeles’ City Council recently released its proposed regulations governing commercial cannabis activity in the city. Simultaneously, the...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Dispensaries Can Maintain a Drug-Free Workplace

Employers in the medical marijuana industry have a right, like all California employers, to maintain a drug-free workplace. For example, Prop 64, which made it legal for individuals to use and grow marijuana for personal use,...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

California Releases Medical Marijuana Regulations: The Devil’s in the Details

In 1996, Californians passed Proposition 215, the first medical marijuana initiative in the United States. Since then, the California Legislature has enacted various laws relating to the medical marijuana industry, but there...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Marijuana at Work: Testing of (and for) Mary Jane

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Seyfarth Synopsis: California voters gave the green light to recreational use of marijuana with the passage of Prop 64. Marijuana users may have felt like they struck Acapulco Gold, but a review of the law on drug testing in...more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Land Use and Marijuana: How We Got Here

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In the wake of Proposition 64’s passage, California local governments may find themselves questioning how to apply land use laws to marijuana legalization. The Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA),...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

After Proposition 64 Does Medical Marijuana Matter?

California’s recent recreational pot legalization brings into question the relevance of medical cannabis in a state that led the legal marijuana movement with a 1996 voter initiative giving patients the right to possess and...more

Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP

Cannabis Banking – (Perhaps) There Is An App For That

Simply stated, voter approval of Prop. 64 did not solve the California Cannabis Industry’s banking problem. It does not matter that cannabis – recreational or medicinal – is legal in California. In order to participate in the...more

BakerHostetler

"A to Z" of What California Employers Need to Know for 2017

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With the new year come new laws that affect California employers. The following is the “A to Z” of changes in the law that may affect your business in 2017. All-Gender/Single-User Restrooms - Beginning March 1,...more

Allen Matkins

2017 Labor & Employment Law Update for California Employers

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In 2016, California passed a slew of labor and employment laws affecting businesses across the state and their personnel policies and practices. Below is a brief summary of many of these laws, which generally take effect on...more

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Recreational Use and Sale of Marijuana in California: What Is and Is Not Permitted

On November 8, 2016, California voters approved the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“AUMA”) by approving Proposition 64. AUMA largely legalizes the recreational, non-medical use of marijuana in California, as well as the sale of...more

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