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The High Lights of California Cannabis Regulation July 2018

The Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA” ), which became effective January 1, 2018, is the governing law for both medical and adult use of cannabis in California. The rules are complex. Cannabis businesses seeking to do business in California should consult with an attorney prior to engaging in any project to ensure full understanding of the most up-to-date rules.

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FINAL RELEASE OF CALIFORNIA CANNABIS REGULATIONS

After numerous iterations, the final regulations officially went into effect on June 6, 2018 and are set to expire on December 4, 2018. These amended emergency regulations were initially released to the public on May 18, and then filed with the Office of Administrative Law on May 25, 2018. The state’s regulatory agencies proposed changes to certain provisions in order to provide greater clarity to licensees and address issues that have arisen since the emergency regulations went into effect. The re-adoption of the emergency regulations have extended the effective period for an additional 180 days. After the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) posted the proposed emergency regulations on their website, there was a five-day public comment period on the finding of emergency.

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New York Encourages Banking of Marijuana Businesses

On July 3, the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued its “Guidance on Provision of Financial Services to Medical Marijuana & Industrial Hemp-Related Businesses in New York State (PDF).”

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Cannabis CPA Becomes A Cannibal……..

Cannabis CPA Becomes A Cannibal……..

Cannabis CPA Becomes Cannibal and you could be lunch. We just signed on our third cannabis industry expert witness in a professional liability litigation case in two weeks. You would think that we would be thrilled as these assignments tend to start in five digits and go to mid-six digits...nope, I have a pit in my stomach when I consider the reality that I am going to be part of a process that may destroy another accountant, EA or CPA's career or life for that matter.

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California Goes Off the Rails About CBD

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Food and Drug Branch (FDB), released a new FAQ, “Industrial Hemp and Cannabidiol (CBD) in Food Products” on July 6, 2018 (FAQ). The FAQ specifically states that CBD may not be introduced into food products:

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Pennsylvania Police Manage To Kill 51 Yr Old Small Time Cannabis Grower With A Bulldozer

Pennsylvania Police Manage To Kill 51 Yr Old Small Time Cannabis Grower With A Bulldozer

You wouldn't believe it unless you read the police report...."“An attempt to hail the other male was unsuccessful,” Beohm said in a news release. “The helicopter lost sight of the male and was giving directions to the bulldozer of his last location. The Game Commission employee and a Trooper were on the bulldozer driving through the thick underbrush. The bulldozer stopped in the underbrush. The second male was located under the rear of the bulldozer deceased.”

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana: Technology and Tariffs

Authored By:  William F. McDevitt, Esq. This year, the Trump Administration has imposed tariffs on industrial machinery, consumer goods and raw materials originating from China, Europe and even Canada. When referencing China,...

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