Medicinal Liquor vs Medical Cannabis

We can’t say that medicinal liquor of the early 20th century in the United States foretold the path of today's medical cannabis, but with the medical cannabis / cannabis licensing and permitting explosion and backlog some interesting comparisons can be made. Let’s take a look at … [Read more...]

Medical Cannabis Regulations in California

What is happening with California state medical cannabis regulations? In 2015, California's Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) passed, which established licensing and regulatory framework for medical cannabis cultivation, manufacture, transport, storage, … [Read more...]

Medical Cannabis Licensing for California

Californians celebrated in January of 2016, as the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (originally MMRSA then re-named to MCRSA) went into effect. The law, which establishes a mechanism to administer state medical cannabis licensing after local permits are obtained for … [Read more...]

Sonoma County Sets Strict Limits for Medical Cannabis Manufacturing

Recently, Sonoma County released a draft land use ordinance and other documents that spell out a new medical cannabis manufacturing policy for the unincorporated areas of the county. Of major interest to many medical cannabis operators and entrepreneurs is the strict limitations … [Read more...]

Cannabis Ordinance – Sonoma County

Mark Your Calendars: Time to Speak Up! On Friday, Sonoma County released a draft medical cannabis ordinance along with supporting exhibits, a staff report, and a negative impact report. There’s also a very handy chart for the permit types and land use. Over the next few days, … [Read more...]

Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Regulations

California State Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Regulations Being Drafted by CDFA The state agency in charge of creating cannabis cultivation regulations for medical cannabis cultivators, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), in conjunction with the Medical … [Read more...]

Cannabis Compliance Zoning Permitted Activity

Cannabis compliance zoning and permitted activity. If you are a current or prospective landowner of commercial property in Santa Rosa, you and your real estate agent may be wondering whether you can legally lease to any part of the medical cannabis industry [and the recreational … [Read more...]

Medical Cannabis Business Permit Applications – Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa is accepting medical cannabis business permit applications for medical cannabis businesses testing, light manufacturing (non-volatile), distribution and/or transporters. The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), formerly Medical Marijuana … [Read more...]

Medical Cannabis Town Hall Meetings Scheduled Throughout Sonoma County

Since January of this year, Sonoma County Administration has been working on development of local policies relating to medical cannabis for the County. Local policies/ordinances are necessary and must be developed so that local permits can be made available to medical cannabis … [Read more...]

Rally in Support of Cannabis Operators

Peaceful rally brings together Cannabis Operators in support of the industry. On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Sonoma County Grower’s Alliance (SCGA) organized a rally at the Sonoma County courthouse of more than 150 supporters of the medical cannabis industry in response to recent … [Read more...]


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