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Recap Cannabis Committee Report August 10th 2018

The Cannabis Committee met to report in front of President Ahn, who was voted in at the inaugural meeting back in July. The Agenda items were as follows, and this email will try to capture the important bits of information … Continue reading

State Permanent Regulations: Comments and Observations

by Sergio Ingstrom With Los Angeles, San Francisco, and other major markets coming into play, it’s easy to lose sight that the State is also open for public comment on the permanent regulations. Indeed, the red-line version for the BCC … Continue reading

Cannabis Country

There is a movement happening my forward thinking friends… a nationwide movement towards legalization. I’m not talking about all remaining states coming aboard this November but the momentum is clearly there as evidenced by the recent events in Oklahoma. Yes, … Continue reading

LA Phase 2 Opening Tomorrow

With August 1st just a few hours away, many people are confused on what documentations are needed in order to begin the process with the DCR. In this email, I hope to provide you with a wealth of information despite … Continue reading

Phase 2 Licensing Workshop Recap; Good News & Better News

Yesterday, the DCR in conjunction with LAFD and LADWP and the OOF held a joint meeting in which they revealed several aspects of Phase 2. There are several important updates, which should be noted on how the City will conduct … Continue reading

LA City Releases Phase 2 Guidelines!

Pressed for time and in need to keep the process moving, the Department of Cannabis Regulations has been pressured to open the licensing process for Phase 2, though is still planning to only hand out temporary licenses. To that end, … Continue reading

Oakland’s Social Equity Program – An Interview with Zach Knox

Last Friday, I took some time to speak with Mr. Zachary Knox, an attorney that was sub-contracted by the City of Oakland to provide technical assistance to social equity applicants. His contract has been renewed for a second time, and … Continue reading

Long Beach – Slow Licensing, Adult-Use Approved, and July 10th Council Meeting

Long Beach has finally lifted the moratorium on Adult-Use cannabis, which would seem to be a jump of joy considering the long delays in Los Angeles. Indeed, Long Beach has been “open” for licenses since September of 2017. However, in … Continue reading

CMA Meeting – Recap & Explanations

The room was intimate as Cat Packer sat close to the audience and spoke about the most import issue of the night: Social Equity. Let me remind you, that at the inaugural meeting on July 2nd, Cat Packer explicitly said … Continue reading

Phase 2 Begins August 1st, Early-Bird Special for Phase 1 and 2

Yesterday, at City Council, the Cannabis Regulation Committee announced that by July 18th they will try to publish a guide on how Phase 2 licensing will work. Moreover, Phase 1 will have their temp licenses expanded until the end of … Continue reading