CDFA Makes an Example of Lowell: A Look Ahead at Enforcement in 2020

With the opening of Lowell Cafe (which has been recently redubbed the “Original Cannabis Cafe”), the first nationally-recognized cannabis consumption restaurant that opened in October 2019 in West Hollywood, Lowell’s position as one of the state’s biggest cannabis players seemed untouchable. However, similar to many of the bigger names in the industry, Lowell has recently […]

Trailer Bill Tackles Illicit Market, Boosts Organic and Equity Programs

Trailer bills, or legislation that helps implement the budget, are yet another vehicle for shaping the rules governing California’s evolving cannabis industry. AB 97, this year’s cannabis trailer bill, was approved by the Governor on July 1, fast-tracking a slew of policy changes and programs for cannabis businesses. New qualifications for provisional licenses will arguably have the greatest reach, […]

Are Delivery “Pop Up Shops” Legal?

In case you missed it, Barneys New York made headlines this past February when it announced that it was opening its very own cannabis pop-up shop at its Beverly Hills flagship location; making it the first major retailer to introduce a whole section devoted to cannabis lifestyle and wellness. Dubbed “The High End,” the head […]