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Sonoma County Cannabis

Sonoma County Cannabis Workshop Series

April 26, 2017

“Dirt to Dispensary” Sonoma County cannabis workshop series for May and June of 2017 Sonoma County Cannabis Workshop Program Overview Wednesday, May 3, 3pm – 5pm Glaser Center 547 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95401 This kick-off workshop is for all operator types and will include an overview of the Program, including the Cannabis Land…

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Commercial Medical Cannabis Licensing in California

April 20, 2017

What can interested parties do now to prepare for California commercial medical cannabis licensing in 2018? It is very important for interested parties to work with their local governments to obtain necessary permits required to operate a commercial medical cannabis business.  MCRSA created a duly licensing system, and a local permit and a state license…

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Medical Cannabis and Sonoma County

March 9, 2017

Yesterday Sonoma County voters approved Measure A, the medical cannabis tax ordinance. That means Sonoma County will begin accepting medical cannabis permits later this year, likely in June. So what can medical cannabis cultivators do to prepare? Review the Sonoma County Land Use Ordinance & Table, BMPs for Cultivators, Tax Ordinance and Health Ordinance found…

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Cannabis Business Tax “Measure A”

February 15, 2017

What is the Sonoma County Cannabis Business Tax – Measure A all about? In December 2016, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance for a cannabis business tax to be imposed on cannabis operations within the unincorporated areas of the county. The Cannabis Business Tax ordinance is intended to provide the funding…

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Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Regulations

December 13, 2016

The state agency in charge of creating cannabis cultivation regulations for medical cannabis cultivators, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), in conjunction with the Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program (MCCP) has prepared the first draft of cannabis cultivation regulations for cannabis operators to commercially cultivate cannabis in the state, as well as the requirements to…

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Medical Cannabis Licensing for California

December 13, 2016

Californians celebrated in January of 2016, as theMedical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act(originally MMRSA then re-named to MCRSA) went into effect. The law, which establishes a mechanism to administer state medical cannabis licensing after local permits are obtained for marijuana cultivating and dispensing, is intended to make legal medical marijuana more accessible for patients. Unfortunately,…

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Cannabis Compliance Zoning Permitted Activity

December 13, 2016

Cannabis compliance zoning and permitted activity. If you are a current or prospective landowner of commercial property in Santa Rosa, you and your real estate agent may be wondering whether you can legally lease to any part of the medical cannabis industry [and the recreational cannabis industry, should the November initiative pass]; what types of…

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