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Jennifer McGrath Huntington Beach City Attorney



Jennifer McGrath is the incumbent Huntington Beach City Attorney running for election in 2010. Jennifer McGrath is the experienced and proven choice having served as the Huntington Beach City Attorney since her election in November 2002. She is a leader



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Riverside County Takes Next Step Toward Legalization of Cannabis Businesses

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 07:07:08 +0000

On March 20, 2018, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside held a Workshop to consider a County-wide regulatory framework for the legalization of cannabis businesses.  The County previously banned medical cannabis and reinforced the ban of all commercial cannabis in September 2017.  However, two members of the Board, Chairman Chuck Washington and …

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State Medical Marijuana Programs Protected by Congress

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:25:54 +0000

State medical marijuana programs have again been protected by the U.S. Congress despite a request by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the protections be removed (see Jeff Sessions Letter).  Congress and the President signed off on the fiscal year 2018 omnibus funding legislation which keeps medical marijuana protection in place through September 30, 2018. Rep. …

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Marijuana Licensing Update: City of Los Angeles

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 04:12:49 +0000

As the Phase 1 permit window for Los Angeles Proposition D compliant Existing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (EMMD) is about to close, the City of Los Angeles has not yet publicly announced the opening of the Phase 2 cannabis permit application window. A Phase 2 applicant is a “Non-Retailer Commercial Cannabis Activity” who was “engaged prior …

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San Bernardino Takes Action to Legalize Cannabis Businesses

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 03:15:55 +0000

Despite adopting a moratorium on cannabis businesses on February 1, 2018, the San Bernardino City Council took swift action in adopting three new laws regulating cannabis businesses, personal cultivation, and public consumption of cannabis on February 21, 2018.  The second reading of the new ordinances is scheduled for March 7, 2018, and they will be …

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Cannabis Opportunities in San Bernardino; or lack thereof

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:31:05 +0000

For several years, cannabis businesses of any kind were banned in the City of San Bernardino.  In November 2016, the citizens of San Bernardino had three choices regarding the future of cannabis in their town.  Two of the choices were the result of the initiative process which requires the proponents to collect sufficient signatures from …

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Protection Extended for State Medical Marijuana Programs

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 17:16:48 +0000

After a brief government shutdown, protection for state medical marijuana programs was extended again until March 23, 2018.  Congress and the President signed off on a six-week continuing resolution. The budget resolution extends the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment which prohibits the use of funds to prevent certain States from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, …

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Los Angeles City Accepting Applications from Existing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:44:31 +0000

The Los Angeles City Department of Cannabis Regulation has begun accepting applications for Proposition M Priority Processing from Existing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (EMMD).  Applications for Proposition M Priority Processing will not be accepted or processed after March 4, 2018. See the Los Angeles City Cannabis Application Instructions for Proposition M. Proposition M was adopted by the …

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California Secretary of State Cannabis Business Portal

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 06:20:37 +0000

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has launched the cannabizfile, a new online portal with useful information about cannabis related business filings with the Secretary of State’s office.  Entrepreneurs seeking to start a marijuana related business in California need to register their business entity with the Secretary of State. “The first stop when starting any business …

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Tax Guide for Cannabis Businesses

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:10:06 +0000

Confused about taxes for a California Cannabis Business?  The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) (formerly BOE) has a good resource for you – Tax Guide for Cannabis Businesses.  Tax information is available for California marijuana distributors, retailers, cultivators, and manufacturers. The guide is intended to provide general information regarding issues relating to …

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California Emergency Licensing Regulations for Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:40:46 +0000

California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities have proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis.  The Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch, and the Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division each developed the new regulations to reflect the law …

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