Cannabis News: DCR Grants An Additional Pre-Licensing Inspection Extension To Phase 2 Applicants Without Temporary Approval

Posted by Allison Margolin on February 29, 2020

Los Angeles, CA: 

by DCR Staff on February 26, 2020
To All Phase 2 Applicants without Temporary Approval:

Section 104.08(f) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) authorizes the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) to grant Applicants an extension to pass the pre-licensing inspection required by LAMC 104.08(a) due to extenuating 

Cannabis Forum Recap: A Growing Industry, Slow Regulations

Posted by Allison Margolin on February 27, 2020

Santa Monica, CA: 

The cannabis industry is complex to navigate, even if the plant is often viewed as a gateway to a simpler state of mind. To help food and drink entrepreneurs grow within it, experts presented data and insights last month at

Freedom Works: How Companies Stay Out of Jail - Cannabis Forum Winter 2019

Posted by Allison Margolin on February 26, 2020

Santa Monica, CA: 

Featuring: Allison Margolin, a founding partner of law firm Margolin & Lawrence, who brings years of understanding of the legal environment for cannabis businesses in California to attendees structure companies strong enough to withstand the shifting regulatory winds surrounding the growing industry.

Corona Could Allow Up To 17 Marijuana Stores

Posted by Allison Margolin on February 26, 2020

Corona, CA: 

By DAVID DOWNEY | ddowney@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise

PUBLISHED: | UPDATED:

Riverside County’s third-largest city may open the door to marijuana enterprises, while capping dispensaries at 17.

While that may seem an odd, arbitrary figure, it is based on round-number math: one marijuana storefront for every 10,000 residents in Corona, whose population is approaching 170,000.

Union Confusion – Many Trust Unions, While Others Try To Bust Them

Posted by Raza Lawrence on February 24, 2020

Los Angeles, CA: 

As California tries to get its struggling licensed cannabis industry up and running, people have asked us questions about the role of labor unions in the process.  Many business owners have allied with a labor union from the beginning, recognizing the substantial benefits that union ties can bring to a licensed and heavily regulated business.  Other business owners, however

Thousands of Marijuana Convictions Dating Back 60 Years Being Dismissed, 3 Weeks Ahead of Primary

Posted by Allison Margolin on February 24, 2020

CBS Los Angeles: 

In a sweeping move, Los Angeles Country District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that her office has asked the court to

Los Angeles Open for Cannabis Storefront Retail Licensing in Areas of “Undue Concentration”

Posted by Jenna Rompel on February 18, 2020

Los Angeles, California: 

Phase 3 Cannabis retail licensing for the City of Los Angeles is on hold until the completion of an audit for licenses issued during Round 1 in September 2019. Verified Tier 1 and Tier 2 Social Equity Applicants still have the opportunity to obtain a storefront cannabis retail license through the Public Convenience or Necessity (PCN) process. The PCN process is open and separate to Phase 3 licensing intended for applicants located in areas that have hit their “undue concentration” limit. Having

Cannabis Updates from Around the State: February 2020

Posted by Margolin & Lawrence on February 3, 2020

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This blog is not intended as legal advice and should not be taken as such. The possession, use, and/or sale of marijuana is illegal under federal law.