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Cannabis Businesses Seek Federal Reform, Despite Senate Setback

Posted by Allison Margolin on November 13, 2020

By Willis Jacobson (Weedweek)

Cannabis reform advocates had plenty to celebrate Tuesday night after a perfect run of success for state ballot measures. They were markedly less enthusiastic about the direction of the federal races.

Barrett needs to go, and the Stimulus needs to come

Posted by Allison Margolin on October 26, 2020

By Allison Margolin and Jenna Rompel (Margolin & Lawrence Attorneys at Law)

The vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett is set to go ahead this evening. With a current vote of 51 to 48 with Republicans pulling ahead it appears Judge Barrett is set to be confirmed to take a seat on the Supreme Court.

DEA, USPS, and Miss America 2020 to reveal Drug Free USA Forever stamp

Posted by Allison Margolin on October 21, 2020

 
Just say no to the stamp “Drug Free USA Forever.” Apparently, someone thinks this is a good idea when there are so many more awesome stamps out there that should be highlighted and reissued like the 2002 Langston Hughes stamp or the 2003 Thurgood Marshall stamp.

Delivery, Distribution, Non-Volatile Manufacturing and Testing Lab Commercial Cannabis Activity Application Processing Opens Today 10/20/2020 (Forms)

Posted by Allison Margolin on October 20, 2020

 
Attached is the procedure and forms for the initial DCR Pre-Application review. After the pre-application review applicants will receive an invoice and have 10 days to pay in order to move forward in the licensing process.

Los Angeles faces lawsuit over marijuana delivery licenses

Posted by Allison Margolin on October 20, 2020

DCR Amended Ordinance Summary - July 1, 2020 City Council Meeting

Posted by Allison Margolin on July 14, 2020


 

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.

DCR Transmits Reports for Immediate Council Consideration

Posted by Allison Margolin on June 23, 2020


 

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).

Budding In: The Law’s Intrusion on Branding inthe Cannabis Industry

Posted by Allison Margolin on June 22, 2020


By Allison B. Margolin, Raza Lawrence, and Xochilt Gama
Margolin & Lawrence
 
©2020. Published in Landslide , Vol. 12, No. 5, May/June 2020, by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association or the copyright holder.

On The Right to Get High

Posted by Allison Margolin on June 10, 2020


By Allison B. Margolin, Esq (Margolin & Lawrence)
Harvard Law School / Class of 2002
 

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).

Surviving the Virtual World and Real-Life Problems of Law Office Management after COVID-19

Posted by Allison Margolin on June 9, 2020

June 5, 2020

By Allison B. Margolin, Esq (Margolin & Lawrence)

with family law background supplied by my mom, ELYSE MARGOLIN, Esq. Founding Partner, Levin & Margolin.

 

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.

You Can't Stop Cannabis: California Lockdown Means Marijuana Pitch Event Shines Online

Posted by Allison Margolin on March 24, 2020

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.

Expungement Clinic: Free Webinar by Experienced Harvard Attorneys at Margolin & Lawrence on March 14, 2020!

Posted by Allison Margolin on March 6, 2020

Don't Miss Our FREE LIVE WEBINAR: March 14, 2020 | 11AM - 12PM 

Have a criminal record?  Interested in learning how you can get your criminal record erased or sealed?

Join Margolin & Lawrence Attorneys at Law for an in depth procedural analysis of how to get your criminal conviction expunged in California.  M&L will be broadcasting a free Live Webinar on March 14, 2020 from 11am - 12pm. Find more information on our website.  You can also enter your information to receive updates and reminders!

USDA drops DEA hemp testing requirement for 2020, while FDA acknowledges demand for CBD

Posted by Allison Margolin on March 2, 2020

Breaking News: 

Published February 26, 2020 | By Laura Drotleff

Federal agriculture officials will delay the requirement that all THC testing on hemp crops must be performed at laboratories registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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.

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

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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.