March 22, 2023

Cannabis Licensing Violation

At Manzuri Law, our California cannabis attorneys have successfully represented many clients who have faced disciplinary actions against their cannabis operations from the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC).

Our industry specialists provide the specialized legal experience and resources necessary to navigate and overcome wide-ranging licensing violations for failing to comply with “any state law,” or “any other grounds contained in regulations adopted by the DCC.”

As most of our clients immediately note, this all-encompassing language can initiate disciplinary actions for essentially any California cannabis licensing issue the DCC considers a violation.

This is why we are here.

For over a decade, we have provided the legal experience, skill, and resources to help our clients properly respond to cannabis industry violations or non-compliance citations in writing, during informal conferences, state administrative hearings, and appeals.

What are the Most Common Reasons for Disciplinary Actions by the DCC?

Alleged violations, compliance challenges, or even minor infractions can place your California cannabis business license in jeopardy of suspension or revocation or even, expose your business to financially devastating fines or sanctions.

Some of the most common reasons the DCC issues disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol consumption on premises.
  • Delivery violations.
  • Doing business with unlicensed persons.
  • Failure to comply with surveillance/security rules.
  • Failure to comply with licensing conditions or operating procedures.
  • Failure to display a license.
  • Failure to properly report/record inventory.
  • Falsifying lab test results.
  • Improper documentation /cash handling.
  • Improper plant handling.
  • Inadequate waste disposal.
  • Inspection violations.
  • Labor violations.
  • Operating without a license.
  • Sales to minors.
  • Safety violations.
  • Unauthorized cannabis consumption.
  • Violating daily purchase limits.
  • Violating packaging/labeling standards.
  • Violating any state or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

If you have received a citation for non-compliance from the DCC, or have questions about why your license was suspended, revoked, or denied contact one of our California cannabis license violation defense attorneys today by phone at (310) 912-2960 or online to learn more about how we can help.