California Cannabis Equity Grants Program Provides $30 Million in Grant Funding for Local Jurisdictions

Posted by Margolin & Lawrence on April 21, 2020

April 21, 2020

 

Today, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), in partnership with the Bureau of Cannabis Control, announced $30 million in grant funding through the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions.

Federal Emergency Rules Regarding COVID-19 (Federal Inmate Release)

Posted by Raza Lawrence on April 20, 2020

April 20, 2020

 

Two inmates at San Pedro’s Terminal Island federal prison have died of coronavirus, with 33 positive cases at the prison as of yesterday. Nationwide, 22 federal inmates have died od coronavirus. All federal inmates displaying signs of COVID-19 are being placed in isolation.

As Coronavirus Spreads Through Prisons, States Are Failing Incarcerated People

Posted by Margolin & Lawrence on April 20, 2020

April 18, 2020

On April 6, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order allowing “medically vulnerable” incarcerated people to be temporarily released on medical furlough for the duration of the state’s disaster proclamation. Furloughs are typically temporary releases from prison, usually for no more than 14 days. Pritzker’s executive order extends the order indefinitely during the pandemic; it is unclear whether people will be expected to return to prison once the pandemic is past.

Los Angeles Prosecutors Discussed Loopholes In Coronavirus Zero-Bail Policy (Coronavirus)

Posted by Margolin & Lawrence on April 18, 2020

April 16, 2020: Los Angeles, CA

California and LA County lowered bail to $0 for several offenses to keep people out of jail during the pandemic. But internal emails show prosecutors discussing ways to apply the old bail amount in certain cases.

DCR Retail Store Front Application Process Explained

Posted by Margolin & Lawrence on April 2, 2020

Hemp Businesses Eligible for Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Posted by Margolin & Lawrence on April 1, 2020

March 31, 2020: Los Angeles, CA

State-legal hemp businesses will be allowed to access financial relief under the multi-million dollar federal coronavirus stimulus package approved last week.

Los Angeles Finishes Audit of Phase 3 Round 1 Processing (Cannabis Retail)

Posted by Jenna Rompel on April 1, 2020

April 1, 2020: Los Angeles, CA

The City of Los Angeles has completed its audit of Phase 3 Round 1 Storefront Retail Licensing. The city employed a third party to conduct the audit following concerns and accusations the Accela portal was accessed by some before the application period officially opened at 10am on September 3rd in 2019, giving them an unfair advantage in the “first come, first served” process.

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