DCC Regulations Summary (Part II)

The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has adopted the final version of cannabis regulations. These regulations went into effect on November 7, 2022. Our blog post last week, Part I of the series, discussed the general changes applicable to all licensees. Below is Part II, a summary of the major license-specific changes. DCC has …

DCC Regulations Summary

The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has adopted the final version of cannabis regulations. These regulations went into effect on November 7, 2022. The full text of the regulations can be found here. A summary of the major changes affecting all license types is below. Stay tuned for more – next week’s blog post …

DCR Operational Requirements

The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Control (“DCR”) recently updated its Rules and Regulations (“Regulations”) on September 26, 2022, and then further revised them on October 4, 2022. These revisions included various new operational requirements, some of which are described in more detail below. The complete Regulations can be accessed here. DCR’s archive page of …

Summary of Changes to DCR Rules and Regulations Effective September 26, 2022

Effective September 26, 2022, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) updated its Rules and Regulations. One significant aspect of these updates is the incorporation of the new Legal Business Entity Record process into the pre-application phase of the licensing process. Another component is that DCR has clarified the regulations for delivery operations, including the vehicle …

LA County Announces Public Health Permit Details

Introduction  The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health’s (“DPH”) has developed a Cannabis Compliance and Enforcement Program for licensed commercial cannabis businesses (“CCEP”). CCEP provides for issuance of an Emblem Placard to licensed commercial cannabis businesses that pass the required DPH inspection for display at the business premises. The Emblem Placard shall serve …

LA County Places Cannabis Business Tax on Ballot

Introduction On August 9, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (“LACBOS”) approved a resolution to place a proposed Cannabis Business Tax (the “Tax”) on the ballot for the upcoming November 8, 2022, election.  The proposed Tax is directed at commercial cannabis businesses operating in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and must be …

Updated Labor Peace Agreement (LPA) Regulations in AB-195 (Cannabis Trailer Bill)

On June 30, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom approved Assembly Bill (“AB”) 195, enacting various changes to the State’s cannabis regulations that will roll out over the next few years.  Among those changes is an update to the Business & Professions Code (“BPC”) section on labor peace agreements (“LPAs”). The BPC defines an LPA for …

California Governor Gavin Newsom Approves Cannabis Trailer Bill: AB-195

On June 30, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $308,000,000,000 state budget and implementing legislation including AB195.  Most headlines regarding the new state budget concern direct tax refunds to Californians, combatting homelessness and reproductive care.  But AB195 makes important changes to taxation of California commercial cannabis businesses, enforcement, and delivery.  KVK is issuing the …

KVK in Conversation with DCR’s Assistant Executive Director

  Join the Cannabis Section of Los Angeles County Bar Association for a discussion with Jason Killeen, Assistant Executive Director of Licensing, Compliance and Administration for the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”), led by Yelena Katchko of Katchko, Vitiello & Karikomi, PC. Please join us for this timely and in-depth discussion about recent …

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in California are Seeing Changes with New Legislation

For the first time in decades California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) cap has been lifted by California Governor Gavin Newsom. On May 23, 2022 Governor Newson signed AB35 legislation “to modernize the system for awarding damages in medical malpractice cases in California.” What the legislation changes: The cap for non-economic or pain and …

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