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Where Can You Locate a Cannabis Dispensary in California?

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

Although the distribution of cannabis for recreational use has been legalized in California, the industry is subject to a host of strict, complex, and interlocking rules and regulations. Rules at the federal, state, county, and municipal (city/town) levels affect whether, where, and how cannabis business can be conducted. In order to establish a cannabis… Read More »

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Marijuana Financial Scams to Watch out For

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

Cannabis is a growing industry around the country, ripe with investment and growth opportunities. Every new industry, however, comes with risks. “Hot” industries are always inundated with scams and rip-offs ready to take advantage of unwary parties. Below, we discuss a few of the more prominent investment scams that have already permeated the cannabis… Read More »

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CA Law: CBD in Beer

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

With the legalization of hemp and cannabis, new products and cottage industries are popping up across the state. Back in 2018, bars and liquor stores started selling cannabidiol (CBD)-infused beer and mixed drinks, in celebration of the new generation accepting the positive impacts the cannabis industry can bring. Unfortunately, this particular trend was short-lived…. Read More »

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What to Know About Cannabis Joint Venture Agreements

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

As the cannabis industry expands in California and across the country, new and exciting business arrangements are developing. Many cannabis entrepreneurs have found that strategic partnerships with financiers or complementary businesses can take their cannabis game to the next level. A joint venture can give you the opportunity to supplement your enterprise’s skillset without… Read More »

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Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

Felonies are crimes punishable by a year or more in prison. Misdemeanors have a maximum penalty of one year in jail. The difference between a misdemeanor and a felony conviction can hugely impact the rest of a defendant’s life after conviction. Felony convictions can lead to much more hardship regarding professional licenses, employment, loans,… Read More »

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What Constitutes Impaired Driving (DUI) in California?

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs can throw a wrench in your life. A criminal conviction can affect your employment, your reputation, your finances, your ability to apply for an apartment or credit card, and other areas of your life. Just because you are pulled over on suspicion… Read More »

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Section 280E in Cannabis Taxes and AB 37 in California

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

The cannabis industry is exploding in California and many other states. Unfortunately, marijuana and cannabis remain unlawful controlled substances under federal law. The conflict between state and federal law creates a number of financial hurdles for California cannabis businesses, including with regard to banking, financing, and taxation, such as through Section 280E of the… Read More »

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DUI vs. Wet Reckless Charge: Understanding the Differences

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

A DUI is a term everybody is familiar with. A wet reckless charge, however, might not carry that same familiarity. Whether you have been charged with a DUI or know someone who has, it can help you to understand the difference between a DUI and a wet reckless charge and what it means for… Read More »

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CBD Labeling Requirements in California

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

We previously discussed the CBD label requirements enacted by the FDA. CBD product manufacturers in the State of California must adhere not only to FDA requirements but to California regulations as well. The California Department of Public Health issues regulations concerning product packaging, including cannabis flower and cannabis extract manufactured products. With a little… Read More »

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Violating a Restraining Order: What Happens

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

California law allows for alleged victims of harassment, abuse, threats, and other similar conduct to obtain restraining orders protecting them from contact by alleged aggressors. Subjects of the protective orders must adhere to the terms imposed by the court or face harsh penalties. Read on to learn about the penalties for violating a restraining… Read More »

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