Monday, February 17, 2020
california-cannabis-dcr-issues-city-of-los-angeles-licensing-update
On Friday, January 31, the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) issued an updates bulletin to stakeholders via email that outlines some important highlights and reminders for licensees and would-be licensees in the City. Below are the key points, with analysis. 1. Round 1, Phase 3 license applicants move forward. The initial 100 winners…
its-bonus-season-6-credit-cards-with-extra-rewards
From December to February, many employees see a holiday bonus land on their desks. It’s what we call Bonus Season! To celebrate, we’ve selected six great rewards credit cards for our Bonus Season Event. On top of the great welcome offers, points, or cash back rates offered by these cards, you’ll also receive a $50…
what-to-consider-before-entering-the-european-cbd-market
This past year, the cannabidiol (“CBD”) craze has taken the world by surprise, showing remarkable prospect for economic growth. According to BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research, the CBD market is expected to surpass $20 billion by 2024 in the United States alone. Europe has also witnessed a huge demand for the most coveted cannabinoid,…
hemp-cbd-across-state-lines-north-carolina
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…
ucla-cannabis-and-the-law-series-the-legal-landscape-of-cannabis-in-california
Every month from February through June, Harris Bricken is partnering with UCLA’s CannaClub to lead “Cannabis and the Law,” a seminar series examining the myriad of legal questions and concerns related to the present and future of the United States cannabis industry. As the largest legal market for cannabis in the United States, California state…
considering-extra-mortgage-payments-understand-your-prepayment-penalties
Your mortgage is a long financial commitment. It makes sense to want to get rid of it as soon as possible. But if you pay off your mortgage early, your lender loses out on the interest on that debt. That’s why borrowers often have to pay a prepayment penalty when you pay down more of…
state-of-the-state-washington-regulators-turning-a-new-leaf-part-2
In Part 1  of this two-part series we discussed the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board’s (“LCB”) new rules stemming from SB 5318, which passed last year and forced the LCB to transition from an enforcement-first policy to a compliance-first policy when handling violations. We covered how the LCB will handle Notices of Correction (“NOC”) and…
will-china-really-buy-more-us.-hemp-there-is-no-guarantee
Two major President Trump-centric events have been unfolding these past few weeks, and each has alternatingly claimed the limelight and been overshadowed by the other. First, we have the ongoing Senate impeachment hearings, which began January 16, and second, phase one of the U.S.-China trade deal, which was signed and made public on January 15.…
is-tribal-cannabis-on-a-comeback-tour
For people in the know, the cannabis industry is an unpredictable roller coaster for a number of reasons having to do with federal illegality, evolving state regulations, and market volatility. One faction of the industry that many thought would immediately take off is cannabis being grown and sold in Indian Country by Native American Tribes.…
should-you-accept-that-pre-approved-credit-limit-increase
If you faithfully pay your loans, mortgage and credit cards each month, then you’ve probably received a call or letter from your bank with the news that you were pre-approved for a credit increase or a line of credit. You might be thinking, “I don’t even use all the credit I currently have. I don’t need an increase.” But guess…