industrial hemp

Industrial Hemp

May 8, 2018

Industrial hemp, marijuana, or cannabis. The terminology can be misleading and there is often confusion about the difference between them. Hemp and cannabis are two different strains of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. Hemp has low levels of delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound found in cannabis. Generally, cannabis grows short and bushy, and is…

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Lake County Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance

Lake County Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance

April 2, 2018

The Lake County Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance was adopted by The Lake County Board of Supervisors on March 20, 2018.  Ordinance No. 3073 Amending Chapter 21, Article 27 of the Lake County California Code will go into effect on April 19, 2018.  The Lake County Community Development Department will begin accepting permit applications for commercial cannabis cultivation on…

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commercial cannabis

Commercial Cannabis – California Regulations, Violations and Code Enforcement

March 30, 2018

The State of California and many Counties and Cities have passed laws and ordinances that create a path to legitimacy for commercial cannabis businesses. With a legal framework in place and permits and licenses underway or issued, compliance is mandatory in the new marketplace. Compliance inspections and code enforcement actions at both the local and…

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Cannabis Businesses Compliance Solutions

Operating California Cannabis Businesses in the New Regulatory World

March 6, 2018

California cannabis businesses are some of the most, if not the most, regulated businesses in the state. Cannabis businesses are subject to the scrutiny of the usual suspects like the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (“CDTFA”) and the Employment Development Department but are also subject to industry specific regulations imposed and implemented by…

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cannabis intellectual property

Cannabis Intellectual Property Consulting

January 12, 2018

CannaLegal now offers cannabis intellectual property consulting. CannaLegal has contracted with an Intellectual Property (IP) attorney who specializes in branding, commercial licensing agreements, federal and state trademarks, and patent law preparations for cannabis businesses. CannaLegal can assist our cannabis business clients with managing cannabis trademark portfolios including drafting trademark option letters, preparing cease and desist…

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Happy Cannabis New Year Canna Legal Friends and Clients

January 9, 2018

Welcome to 2018! Congratulations to all of you for working so hard to make your canna-business dreams a reality! We are looking forward to the opportunities this new era will bring to the industry, and are excited to work with you to address the changes and challenges that lie ahead. We will be providing you…

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Insurance Claim

Insurance Claim Help

October 20, 2017

To our Sonoma County, Lake County and Mendocino County friends affected by the fires. Do you need help with your insurance claim, interpreting your insurance company contract, or understanding what your benefits may or may not cover? Do you think your insurance company will not compensate you for what you deserve? We at Canna Legal…

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Cannabis Business Labor Law Compliance

Cannabis Business Employment Law

September 29, 2017

I have a Legal cannabis business, but what does that mean for me with regard to California labor and employment law? Basically, it means that as a California cannabis business operator you need to be knowledgeable of current employment laws and the best way to be certain you remain up to date and in compliance…

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cannabis penalty relief

Cannabis Relief Extension Proposal Considered by Sonoma County

September 8, 2017

A Cannabis Penalty Relief Extension Proposal will be considered by Sonoma County. On September 12, 2017 the Sonoma County Cannabis Ad Hoc committee will consider extending the Cannabis Penalty Relief Program at the Board of Supervisors Meeting. Cannabis Penalty Relief Extension The Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee is recommending an extension of The Penalty Relief Program…

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California Cannabis Industry

California Cannabis Industry – Fall Planning

September 7, 2017

Why is fall so critical this year for the California cannabis Industry? The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has recently announced that very soon, state cannabis licenses will be available. If everything goes as planned, the Bureau will start accepting applications in December of this year with temporary cannabis licenses being issued as soon at…

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