KVK’s Seminal Case Continues to Pave the Way for Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs

In Drexler v. Petersen (2016) 4 Cal.App.5th 1181 (Drexler), litigated by Partner Michael T. Karikomi, the question arose as to whether even a strongly developed suspicion of wrongdoing necessarily commences the statute of limitations if that suspicion is not linked to any appreciable harm (damaging effect/worsening symptoms). The California Code of Civil Procedure section 340.5 …

Cannabis Appellations Program

On February 20, 2020, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (“CDFA”) released proposed regulations for the appellations of origin for cannabis. An appellation of origin is a protected designation that identifies the geographical origin of a product and how that product was produced. The most well-known examples include Bordeaux (wine made from grapes grown …

Vitamin E-Acetate Identified as Vaping Toxin

Vitamin E Acetate Study The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially identified vitamin E acetate as the definite contaminant of concern in the 49-state outbreak of deadly vaping-related injuries. As of November 5, 2019, the CDC has reported more than 2,000 cases of vaping-related injuries in the last three months, including 39 …

Yelena Katchko to Present at Cannabis Law: Present & Future Panel

Join us on September 25th in sunny Los Angeles, the largest single urban cannabis consumer market in the world, to learn about the latest in #cannabis law in #California and beyond, when Yelena Katchko will present at “Cannabis Law: Present and Future,” an exclusive workshop at #CWCBExpo in #LA on September 25!   This is a …

Trademark and Copyright in Cannabis – Meet Attorney Jonathan Menkes

We were so proud to see our friend Jonathan Menkes featured on a podcast on ganjapreneur.com. Jonathan and his team at the law firm Knobbe Martens are our go-to referral for all things trademark and copyright related.   Jonathan and his team were some of the first attorneys to take on cannabis trademarking.  In fact, …

Thank You to UCBA, LADCR, BCC and Speakers

The United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA) held its second annual Policy Summit on June 21, 2019 from 11AM – 6PM at The Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The event included mixers and panels for discussion on cannabis issues with regulators, legislators and operators from all levels and perspectives.  KVK founder Yelena Katchko moderated a panel …

UCBA Policy Summit – June 21, 2019 @The Montalban Hollywood

Come join the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA) on June 21, 2019 from 11AM – 6PM, at the second annual Policy Summit for discussion on cannabis issues with regulators, legislators and operators from all levels and perspectives.  The Policy Summit has many panels and conversations spread throughout this full-day event which will include food and giveaways! We …

California Cannabis Taxes Fall Short

California’s commercial cannabis businesses have been patiently awaiting enforcement against the illicit black market. Presently, it is projected that the black market directly competes with the legal market by soaking up a 50% market share of cannabis users. Black market cannabis retailers do not pay the hefty cannabis taxes that are currently crippling legal and …

Women in Cannabis Event Hosted by Sweet Flower

On March 28, 2019, our friends at Sweet Flower will host an informational panel highlighting women in the burgeoning California cannabis industry.  Talking points will include: The emerging influence and power of women Dramatic changes in the retail experience The importance of being authentically local in the communities you call home Working with local and state …

Thank you to Women in LAVA

Thank you to Women in LAVA and Green LAVA for hosting ‘Women in Cannabis: Women Entrepreneurs Forging New Paths in The Cannabis Industry’.  Their signature event was a great success. Katchko, Vitiello & Karikomi, PC founder, Yelena Katchko joined LAVA’s panel along with Jessica Versteeg (founder and CEO of Paragon Coin), Rosa Ziebel, Circe Wallace (founder and …

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