By Abraham Finberg CPA and Simon Menkes CPA “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away …” It is a time of civil war, and the REBEL CANNABIS BUSINESS OWNERS are fighting battles on all fronts with the STORMTROOPERS from the federal, state, and local TAX AUTHORITIES. This article is about one such […]

House Hearing Historic First for Cannabis Banking Policy Reform

Written by: Talyor Ulrich, Esq. Currently, 30 U.S. states have laws on the books legalizing cannabis in some form. But it is still considered illegal by federal laws, leaving most risk-averse banks too scared to do business with legal marijuana businesses for fear of angering their regulators. However, change may be on the horizon. The House […]

Harborside’s Battle with Section 280e

Written by Abraham Finberg, CPA and Simon Menkes, CPA In December of 2018, the Grinch visited more than just a few unlucky homes in America.  He also appeared in the guise of a couple of judges who ruled on the Harborside and Alternative/Wellness (Donald Duncan) cases. The Harborside Case in a Nutshell: In the Harborside case, […]

Cannabis Businesses Feel Whiplash in Los Angeles from Recent Ordinance Changes and New Rules

Written by Taylor Ulrich, Esq. There is a lot of action making its way through the Los Angeles City Council and the Department of Cannabis Regulations (“DCR”). We’ve prepared a preview of some of the most pertinent and interesting: EMMDs Now Precluded from Relocating As of November 30th, Existing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (“EMMDs”) are precluded […]

Lighting Up at Home – Know Your Tenant Rights

Written by Taylor Ulrich, Esq. Housing Rights for Tenants with Patient Recommendations Housing providers are free to regulate conduct unrelated to any fair housing protected class however they choose. An outright ban on the use, possession, or cultivation of marijuana on site does not violate any landlord/tenant or fair housing laws, even where marijuana has […]

November 2018 Midterms: Vote Green!

Written by Taylor Ulrich, J.D. The quickly approaching midterms are less than a month out. Get out the vote and register campaigns are well underway for what is going to be a pretty monumental midterm.  One of the prominent issues transcending these candidates platforms is CANNABIS! November 6th represents another crossroads for the future of […]

Washington State in a Sticky Edible Limbo

Written by Taylor Ulrich, J.D. Producers of edible marijuana products in Washington State have found themselves in a sticky edible limbo. Should their California counterparts be on edge? Let’s take a look. What happened in Washington? Earlier this month, Washington’s Liquor And Cannabis Board (WLCB) handed down an unexpected decision. The board announced it would reverse […]

Legal CBD? The Reclassification of Epidiolex

Written by Elizabeth Kozlov In June 2018, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome—two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.  Following that decision, on September 27, 2018, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) also approved the use of Epidiolex for the treatment of […]

Higher Than Ever Before

Written by Taylor Ulrich, J.D. Los Angeles International Airport recently published the current position of the Los Angeles Airport Police Department by updating its public cannabis policy on its website stating that the department “will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 grams of cannabis and 8 grams of concentrated cannabis”. While […]