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Do I Need Insurance for my Cannabis Dispensary?

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

With the advent of the legal cannabis industry in California comes all of the issues that pertain to businesses in any industry: regulation, employment disputes, insurance, etc. Business owners acquire insurance to protect against litigation, allegations of professional malpractice, natural disasters and property damage, and other financial adversity that may arise. What insurance policies… Read More »

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Car Accident Witness Responsibility: The Steps Involved

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

You are driving down the highway or standing on the side of the road waiting for the “walk” signal, and suddenly you see two cars collide. It looks like the drivers or passengers may have been hurt. What are your obligations? Read on for a discussion of the responsibilities of a witness to a… Read More »

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What Are the Regulations for E-Scooters in Los Angeles?

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

At least before the coronavirus pandemic shut folks up inside their homes, e-scooters had become a ubiquitous presence on California roads, especially on beaches, downtown, or other tourist areas. Electric scooters present a cheap alternative to taxis and cars and may be more convenient than riding a bike or walking an extended distance. They… Read More »

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Cannabis Testing Regulations Tighten

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

California lawmakers are in the final stretch of the 2020 legislative session. The legislature is still considering several significant bills concerning the marijuana and hemp industries. Assembly Bill 1525 would make it easier for legal marijuana companies to obtain banking services. Senate Bill 827 would provide a measure of marijuana tax relief. On the… Read More »

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What Should I Know About Dog Bites?

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

Southern California is a dog-friendly area. Many stores, cafes, restaurants, and bars specifically allow patrons to bring their furry friends along with them, and Southern California cities make it a point to keep and maintain dog parks for the convenience of pet owners. And for good reason: Dogs make for lovely companions. Unfortunately, dogs… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Landlord for Premises Liability?

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

It is common knowledge that if you slip, trip, or fall on someone else’s property, you might be able to bring a legal claim against the owner of that property. Any accident you have on someone else’s property, if it is caused by a hazard that they either created, knew about, or should have… Read More »

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Why Small Businesses Need a Cannabis Attorney

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

The cannabis industry in California has been growing at a rapid pace ever since recreational usage was legalized. A rising number of investors, growers, sellers, and couriers are trying to carve out a niche or expand their brand to a broader customer base. It may be tempting to try to keep costs lean by… Read More »

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Tax Cuts on California Cannabis

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

Taxes are inevitable, regardless of the industry. We talked before about how cannabis producers and sellers face additional hurdles when dealing with taxes as a result of conflicting state and federal laws. Cannabis producers also face exorbitantly high taxes compared to other industries. Thankfully, some California legislators are trying to ease the burden on… Read More »

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Cash System Makes it Hard for Marijuana Businesses to Pay Taxes

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

As we approach tax season, all businesses are in the process of making complicated allocation and valuation decisions, and the process is even more complicated due to staffing shortages and interruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thankfully, California and the federal government have granted extensions to the filing deadline for many filers. In the… Read More »

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What Happens if You Hit a Jaywalker Who is At-Fault in California?

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

We all know the old adage in California: “Pedestrians have the right-of-way.” Surely, however, there must be a limit on auto driver fault where a pedestrian is actually to blame for an accident. If a pedestrian darts across the street at a busy intersection, forgoing the crosswalk or proper traffic signal protection, and an… Read More »

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