Articles Tagged with California cannabis regulations

With the state of California transitioning to legal recreational cannabis, it is a very exciting time for marijuana restrained-1188171-639x480-300x225business entrepreneurs.

Many in California have been in the marijuana industry for years on the medical side of things. California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, also known as Proposition 215.

Still, with the passing of Proposition 64, allowing adult use of recreational marijuana Jan. 1, and its steady rollout in areas of California, many new businesses have been eager to join the marketplace. Sometimes too eager. Continue reading

Thirty states across the nation have joined the wave of cannabis legalization, either medical or recreational. Orange County Marijuana Regulations AttorneyCalifornia, the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, has legalized recreational sales and use as of the beginning of the year thanks to the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Our legal team at the Cannabis Law Group of Orange County is closely familiar with the regulations necessary to make such legalization possible, and the many variations of permits and guidelines required to operate from city to city, county to county, and of course, state to state, with considerations for the bans that still exist on the federal level.

Now Massachusetts is joining the great state of California on the path to recreational marijuana legalization with a new draft of cannabis regulations being approved by the state’s Cannabis Control Commission. Voters passed Question 4 in 2016, and An Act to Ensure Safe Access to Marijuana was signed into law by the governor of Massachusetts in summer of 2017. Continue reading

The passing of Proposition 64 in 2016 legalizes recreational marijuana in California as of January 1, 2018. This will increase the opportunity for marijuana businesses to grow throughout the state.Marijuana regulations

According to an article from Forbes, California cannabis business owners are projected to make $5.2 billion in revenue in 2018, with about $1 billion in tax revenue lining state coffers.

But for every new road that is paved on the way to full legalization, there are numerous bumps along the road. California business owners expect plenty of marijuana regulations, with local governments in the state being given a great deal of jurisdiction over whether or not to allow commercial marijuana production and sales. Continue reading

New changes to California cannabis regulations will dramatically impact marijuana delivery services. According to Forbes, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control has released a detailed set of regulations for the operation of cannabis businesses in preparation for the issuance of business licenses for the sale of recreational marijuana in January 2018. Amongst thousands of other regulations, these provisions prohibit many methods of marijuana delivery, including: aerial drones, autonomous land-based robots, aircraft, watercraft, rail, and unmanned vehicles. The regulations specify that delivery may only be made in person by enclosed motor vehicle. This ban raises larger issues of marijuana delivery restrictions within California. As the innovative tech culture of Silicon Valley improves and expands drones and other autonomous delivery services, it is likely that the rule will be adapted. As the rules change and adapt to new technologies, how can cannabis business owners stay in compliance and maintain profitable operations?cannabis compliance attorneys

How Delivery Services Are Adapting Their Business Models   

Marijuana delivery services in California have taken many creative approaches to the question of  how to develop a business strategy around delivery restrictions and regulations. TechCrunch reports that Eaze – a marijuana delivery service – has recently raised $27 million in Series B financing after spending $24.5 million in venture capital. This large influx of cash is supporting an aggressive growth strategy. When questioned about the wisdom of spending $1 million per month in cash, CEO Jim Patterson responded that the company is investing in growth before the imminent legalization of sales of recreational marijuana. Patterson also dismissed concerns over large delivery logistics companies, such as Amazon, getting into the marijuana delivery market, citing the complications of marijuana regulations at the federal level. Continue reading

With the legalization of recreational marijuana, California faces the daunting task of implementing a regulatory scheme on a scale rarely seen before. There have been few – if any – periods in state history in which an entire industry must be legalized and regulated within a narrow window of fourteen months. And yet that is the task faced by the State come January 2, 2018.cannabis regulation lawyers

In the midst of feverish work and complicated legal structures, the City of Los Angeles is garnering worldwide interest in the efficacy of its new cannabis regulations. Learn more about the system that could save taxpayers millions of dollars in regulatory costs and ensure a smooth transition into legal sales of recreational marijuana. Continue reading