Cannabis Disaster Relief

ARTICLE TAKEAWAYS Section 5038(h) of the BCC regulations provides licensees with temporary relief from specific licensing and regulatory requirements in order to prevent loss, theft, or degradation of cannabis goods from a disaster.  We believe the current environment in Los Angeles qualifies as a “disaster” under the BCC regulations. Licensee rights may include the option …

Employment Information: Sick Employees

What should we do if an employee has tested positive for COVID-19? You should send home all employees who worked closely with that employee for a 14-day period of time to ensure the virus does not spread.  You should ask the infected employee to identify all individuals with whom he had contact in the previous …

Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19 (Revised Order Issued: April 10, 2020)

On April 10, 2020 the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health issued an extension to the previous Executive Order N-33-20, which ordered all residents to stay home, except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of essential critical infrastructure sectors and additional sectors as the State Public Health Officer may designate as critical …

Face Coverings Now Required For All Employees And Shoppers

On April 7, 2020, City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a new emergency worker protection order requiring that all essential service employees wear face coverings while at work. The order, which takes effect Friday, April 10, 2020, also requires that all shoppers also wear face masks. Businesses should refuse service to customers who …

Effect of the Coronavirus on Contractual Obligations in California

In these uncertain times, it is vital that businesses be proactive in assessing how these restrictions and other changes caused by the Coronavirus will affect their operations.  One significant consideration is how existing contractual rights and obligations will be affected. This will require a careful review of the terms of any existing contracts, as well …

Coronavirus & Cannabis Retail

We have entered uncertain times given the recent Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak and temporary restrictions for the City of Los Angeles.  We understand that you may have questions on the impact of this uncertainty on your cannabis retail dispensary. We are here to help support you. BCC GUIDANCE We are dedicated to helping our cannabis retail clients during this troubling time and have …

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