5 Reasons to Hire a Lawyer When You Are in an Accident

Automobile accidents happen to even the most careful and diligent drivers. They happen when you least expect them, and in some instances, can result in serious injury or overwhelming medical bills. Even small accidents can lead to larger legal issues in the future. You will want to talk to a knowledgeable attorney to get the …

Highlights of the Changes to the Department of Cannabis Control Regulations

On September 27, 2021, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the Department of Cannabis Control’s consolidated emergency regulations available here: DCC Emergency Cannabis Regulations September 2021. These regulations consolidate, streamline, clarify and make consistent application, licensing, and disciplinary requirements for commercial cannabis businesses. Here are the top highlights of the new regulations: 1 – …

Summary of AB 141’s Changes to Existing Cannabis Laws

On July 12, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill No. 141 (AB-141), an act amending, adding, and repealing various sections of the state’s legal codes to implement provisions of the Budget Act of 2021.  The bill’s most notable updates to existing law include explaining the function of the new Department of Cannabis Control …

Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) Changes You Need to Know

The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) has announced a number of changes to the processing of applications and licenses within the city of Los Angeles at the Cannabis Regulation Commission hearing held on August 19, 2021. The recording of the August 19 hearing can be found here. Below is a summary of the …

Can the Department of Cannabis Regulation Suspend a Temporary Approval Without a Hearing?

Los Angeles Municipal Code (“LAMC”) § 104.06(d), entitled “Temporary Approval” states that, “Temporary Approval does not waive or otherwise circumvent other City or State requirements or necessary permits from the City, State, or other public agencies, including, but not limited, to, a Certificate of Occupancy, permit or authorization of the Los Angeles Fire Department, health permit …

AB-141’s Changes to Existing Cannabis Laws

On July 12, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill No. 141 (AB-141), an act amending, adding, and repealing various sections of the State’s legal codes to implement provisions of the Budget Act of 2021. The bill’s most notable updates to existing law include explaining the function of the new Department of Cannabis Control …

Social Equity Entrepreneur Development (SEED) Grant Program: Application Deadline Approaching!

On April 20th, 2021, the City of Los Angeles established the SEED Grant Program to provide $6 million in financial assistance to verified Social Equity Individual (“SEI”) Applicants. The deadline for SEI Applicants to submit an application is August 18th, 2021. Funds will be disbursed on a first come, first served basis. Here’s what you …

Could These CA Cannabis Senate Bills Affect Your Business?

KVK recently published a blog post highlighting select cannabis-related bills that passed the California Assembly in June.  This post presents a similar exploration of California Senate bills, each of which is currently being considered in the Assembly.  The summaries below are based on information provided by California Legislative Information. SB-311: Compassionate Access to Medical Cannabis Act or Ryan’s …

Are You Aware of the New Cannabis Assembly Bills?

June 4, 2021 marked the deadline for California’s legislature to pass Assembly and Senate bills. About twenty (20) bills related to cannabis passed that threshold to qualify for further legislative consideration.   Below are summaries of select bills passed by the Assembly, based on information provided by California Legislative Information. A similar summary of bills passed by …

Returning to the Workplace – What You Need to Know

On June 15, 2021, California’s economy is scheduled to fully reopen. This means that most businesses and public places may return to normal operations as there will be no capacity restrictions and no physical distancing requirements. However, California employers must continue to operate in compliance with Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (“ETS”), adopted in November 2020.  …

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