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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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What are the CBD Label Requirements for the FDA?

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come to recognize the potential benefits of therapies and other consumer products derived from the cannabis component cannabidiol (CBD). Over the last few years, the FDA has legalized hemp-derived CBD for industrial use, and those products are now treated as agricultural commodities. CBD products have exploded… Read More »

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Illegal vs. Legal Weed in California: CA Struggles With Black-Market Dealers in 2021

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

The sale of recreational cannabis and cannabis products is legal in California and has been since 2018. The sale of medicinal marijuana was legalized several years before that. Despite the legalization, however, unlicensed sellers continue to flood the market with illegal marijuana sales. Recreational distribution licenses can be expensive and difficult to obtain; many… Read More »

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City of Santa Monica / Culver City: Cannabis Business License Regulations

By McReynolds | Vardanyan LLP |

Starting up a new cannabis business is exciting, but there are a number of regulatory and legal hoops to jump through. There are many state and local agencies to deal with, each with their own licensing requirements, reporting requirements, and other regulations. If you are in Santa Monica or Culver City, you might be… Read More »

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