A Legal Guide to Natural Medicine Regulation in Colorado

Natural Medicine Regulation

In November of 2022, Coloradians voted to approve Proposition 122, known as the Natural Medicine Health Act, a citizen-initiated measure to decriminalize certain psychedelic substances and create a regulated facilitated use program. In May of 2023, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 23-290 (SB 23-290) into law, which effectively replaced Proposition 122 and formally […]

California Psychedelic Initiatives on the Ballot in 2024

Psychedelic Research Institute

In the State of California, laws may be enacted by the California state legislature or through a citizen-driven ballot initiative. Whereas laws passed through the legislature require the majority of California legislators’ support, the ballot initiative process gives California voters the power to propose new laws or amendments without the oversight or support of any […]

Los Angeles Retail PCN Applications Deadline: Due August 29th!

Los Angeles Retail PCN Applications Deadline

Are you a social equity applicant that wants to apply for a retail storefront in Los Angeles? Specifically, Central City, Central City North, Harbor Gateway, Sherman Oaks – Studio City or Venice? Here is what you need to know. What is the Public Convenience or Necessity Process? In the City of Los Angeles, each Community […]

Psychedelic Policy in California: Senate Bill 58

Psychedelic Policy in California

What is the Status of Senate Bill 58? Last month, the California State Assembly Health Committee voted to approve Senator Scott Weiner’s Senate Bill 58 (“SB 58”), which aims to both decriminalize certain psychedelics and create a regulatory framework to govern the supervised therapeutic use of psychedelics. Having passed the Health Committee, SB 58 goes next […]

Advancing Equitable Psychedelic Policy: Lessons from Cannabis Regulation

Advancing Equitable Psychedelic Policy

Like cannabis, psychedelic drugs have a long history of recreational, spiritual, and therapeutic use. Despite decades of federal prohibition of both cannabis and psychedelics, cannabis markets have now taken the United States by storm; Thirty-eight states have legalized cannabis for medical use, and twenty-three states have recreational adult-use programs. The psychedelics industry is now experiencing […]

The Psychedelic Renaissance: Legal Opportunities in the United States

The Psychedelic Renaissance

A. The Psychedelic Renaissance  For thousands of years, indigenous cultures across the globe have used naturally occurring psychedelic drugs for therapeutic and mystical purposes. In the 20th Century, extensive research showed natural and synthetic psychedelics to be a non-toxic and non-addictive potential breakthrough in the field of psychiatry. However, psychedelics were criminalized and socially stigmatized […]

The Biden Administration’s Review of the Classification of Cannabis

In October 2022, President Biden requested that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiate an administrative review of cannabis’s classification under federal law. In June 2022, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said HHS and the DEA are aiming to complete a review of cannabis’s federal scheduling status by the end of “this year.” This […]

Maximizing Your Chances of Obtaining a California Cannabis Business Permit

Cannabis Business Permit

Having procured and maintained over 300 commercial cannabis licenses, Manzuri Law is skilled at guiding clients through the ultra-competitive commercial cannabis business license application process. The choices you make when first starting your cannabis business are incredibly important. The cannabis industry is regulated by both state and local laws, and those laws are constantly changing. […]

What Can You Do With a Cannabis Distribution License in California

Cannabis Distribution License in California

At Manzuri Law, our California cannabis attorneys have helped local businesses procure and maintain over 300 licenses over the past decade — including Type 11 licenses, also known as  cannabis distribution licenses. According to the Department of Cannabis Control, cannabis distribution licenses (both Type 11 and Type 13) allow California business operators to transport cannabis […]