New Licensing Procedure for All License Types
● Phase 3 Round 2 for storefront retail licenses will be selected by a lottery opposed to the first come, first served selection process utilized during Phase 3 Round 1. Lottery winners will have a period of one year to find a business location in an area that has not met undue concentration.
It is the Department’s position that immediate and comprehensive amendments are necessary for a more responsible and equitable Licensing and Social Equity Program. The Department of Cannabis Regulation is seeking to improve the administration of the City’s commercial cannabis Licensing and Social Equity Program through a proposed comprehensive reorganization and revision to Article 4, Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (Cannabis Procedures Ordinance).
This paper argues that the criminalization of drugs, via the criteria the FDA [Food and Drug Administration] uses to put drugs into different schedules, is illegitimate on scientific and philosophical grounds. The most contemporary developments in the study of drug use and drug addiction, undermine the legitimacy of the FDA scheme (as embodied in the Controlled Substances Act of 1970); these developments suggest that addiction to a drug is a result, not a cause, of the psychological difficulties a person may be experiencing while using the drug(s).
June 5, 2020
Oh, wow, it is a strange time. It has been all year. Rough is an understatement. Like many, I share the seemingly oil-and-vinegar sentiments of being grateful and being frustrated. I’m grateful that I’m alive, that I’m working at all, and that I can work from home. Yet natural human social inclinations are being unnaturally inhibited.
March 23, 2020: David E. Carpenter (Forbes Online)
So much for the worn-out idea that cannabis consumers are an idle lot. As millions of Californians wade into the second week of mass-lockdowns and unprecedented business closures, marijuana entrepreneurs are gearing up this week for an online pitch event that could see their businesses flourish.
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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
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
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.
By DAVID DOWNEY | firstname.lastname@example.org | The Press-Enterprise
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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.
CBS Los Angeles:
In a sweeping move, Los Angeles Country District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that her office has asked the court to