Divide opens over L.A. cannabis social equity licenses, management contracts

Published July 22, 2020, by John Schroyer Months of anger over prized marijuana social equity licenses in Los Angeles boiled over recently, when the California Minority Alliance (CMA) accused a Black cannabis executive and his company of exploiting other minorities

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Los Angeles proposes ‘major course change’ for cannabis business licensing, social equity

Published June 22, 2020 | By John Schroyer, MJBizDaily In a series of recommendations to the Los Angeles City Council, L.A.’s Department of Cannabis Regulation proposed an immense overhaul of its marijuana business licensing structure and social equity program. The DCR’s proposals are set to be

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Los Angeles: Phase 3 Update

By Michael Chernis, December 17, 2019 The path towards a legal adult-use cannabis market in Los Angeles has been littered with obstacles and challenges, and in November 2019, another roadblock emerged, as the City announced an audit to its commercial

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Important Information for Los Angeles Phase II Licenses

By Michael Chernis, December 12, 2019. Upcoming Deadline Extended for Phase II Applicants: All Phase II applicants: rest easy for the holidays, but plan and prepare big for the new year. Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) on December

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Not Quite Legal In All 50 States, Part 1

By Michael Chernis, Esq., Chernis Law Group P.C., Santa Monica, California Cannabidiol (CBD) is the new rage in the alternative treatment of various health conditions. It is increasingly associated with treating serious illnesses, and alleviating ordinary symptoms of illnesses, without

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Feds Keep Seizing Lawful Hemp Imports, CBD Co. Tells Court

By Sam Reisman Law360 (October 21, 2019, 6:07 PM EDT) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection will likely continue to seize lawful hemp shipped from foreign countries, a hemp importer said in a brief filed Monday in California federal court, giving renewed urgency

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