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Riverside Cultivation Update

The following cities in Riverside are accepting applications for cannabis cultivation: Banning Cathedral City Desert Hot Springs Jurupa Valley Palm Springs Perris San Jacinto That means that if an applicant possesses eligible real estate, in these cities, they are able to begin the application process. Other cities in Riverside either have a ban in effect or […]

NOTICE: San Bernardino is NOW accepting hemp cultivation applications!

Registration Applications for cultivation of Industrial Hemp are now being accepted by San Bernardino County Department of Agriculture / Weights & Measures! California Food and Agricultural Codes (FAC) § 81003 and 81004 require commercial industrial hemp growers and seed breeders to register with the local county agricultural commissioner prior to cultivation. The registration fee is outlined […]

Storefront Retail Dispensary Licensing Update:

Many cities in California have decided to move forward with local regulations or are currently accepting applications for storefront retail licensing at this time. Here is a brief list of cities in California that are currently OPEN for dispensary licenses: Port Hueneme, California Arvin, California Monterey County (Unincorporated) Del Rey Oaks, California Imperial Beach, California […]

Priority Cannabis Licensing begins TODAY in Jurupa Valley!

Last November, the voters of Jurupa Valley decided to move forward with local regulation of cannabis businesses within its city limits. Accordingly, Jurupa Valley will be awarding cannabis storefront retail licenses to at least 7 businesses. Priority licensing begins today.  For all other cannabis license types in Jurupa Valley, applications open on April 1st, 2019. […]

Challenges of Acquiring Cannabis Real Estate

Locating commercial real estate for use of a legal cannabis enterprise can be quite difficult. Some of the difficulties lie in the inherent opinion of the Landlords. Being that cannabis is still a Schedule 1 drug under Federal statute, many commercial landlords are not willing to put themselves in that type of perceived risk, no […]

Proposition 64: The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“AUMA”)

While cannabis remains classified as an illegal substance under federal law, as of mid-2016, 25 states and D.C. have enacted laws recognizing an exemption for the medical use of cannabis by qualified patients. Four states (Alaska, Oregon, Colorado and Washington) and D.C. have legalized cannabis for adult recreational use and several others have proposals addressing legalization on their November […]

Federal Cannabis Policy Regarding Native American Sovereign Tribal Lands

Native Indian nations indigenous to this country, despite the numerous challenges facing their communities,enjoy a unique position within the American political system.  A federally recognized tribe is a Native Americanor Alaska Native tribal entity that is recognized as having a government-to-government relationship with the United State. From 1778 to 1871, this relationship was largely defined by a treaty process, which recognized and established […]

MJ Legal visits the 2015 Northern California Cannabis Cup

It is probably the same feeling a first time visitor feels when walking into any foreign bazaar. The sounds, smells and activities are all blurred in a cacophony of fast paced marketing and high velocity sales.  All around you commerce is commencing in a raucous fashion more akin to a festival then an organized marketplace. The 2015 Northern California Cannabis Cup commenced […]