KVK Cannabis Clients Begin To Receive First Annual Licenses

On Friday, November 2, 2018, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) announced that it had granted the state’s first annual cannabis licenses.  The state agency had previously only issued temporary licenses which allowed cannabis businesses to operate while the state was reviewing annual applications. Read the BCC’s update HERE. We are proud to announce that …

California is Proposing New Cannabis Legislation

Two major issues have plagued (and continue to plague) California’s cannabis industry.  The first is the limited availability of banking institutions to serve cannabis retailers.  The second is the devastating and still-lasting effects of past marijuana crimes appearing on one’s record. California legislators have proposed SB 930 and AB 1793 to address these issues.  Read …

Foreclosure Changes In The California Homeowner Bill of Rights (“HBOR”)

On January 1, 2018, certain provisions of the HBOR expired. However, the expiration date did not apply to all of the HBOR’s provisions and many provisions have been replaced by new regulations. We’ve prepared the below summary of some of the substantial changes to the law and how they will affect HBOR litigation in the …

Overview of California’s New Labor & Employment Laws

The State of California is welcoming 2018 with new Labor Laws. Hiring and Enforcement processes will see significant changes, including compliance with Form I-9 and immigration Laws. Below is a brief summary of the new 2018 laws updates taking effect in January 1st, 2018. BAN –THE-BOX LAW Employers with 5 employees or more, are now …

California Reacts to Jeff Sessions

In response to Jeff Sessions’ recent repeal of the Obama-era Cole memo, California lawmakers are taking a stand.  California will not tolerate federal enforcement actions against legal cannabis businesses.   Assembly Bill 1578 has been proposed by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, which would protect the will of voters who legalized marijuana in 2016.  “The intent …

The Bureau of Cannabis Control Is Open For Applications!

The long awaited overhaul to California’s cannabis laws has culminated on the launching of the state’s new licensing system.  We are proud to announce that through founding partner Yelena Katchko’s direct involvement with local organizations, the state’s entire cannabis industry is poised for for-profit operation.   Below is the quoted announcement from the Bureau of …

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