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 …

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 …

2022 City of Los Angeles Social Equity Program Individual Verification Requirements

The City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation will accept Social Equity Individual Applicant verification requests from May 26, 2022, to July 25, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The requirements for the Social Equity Individual Applicant verification are below. Verification of a Social Equity Individual Application (“SEIA”) is required to submit a commercial …

Cannabis Tax Bills in CA Legislature

  There are some exciting cannabis tax bills currently pending in the California legislature that, if passed, will affect your businesses.  Below is a summary of key changes proposed by these important tax bills. AB 2792 – Cannabis; Excise Tax; Cultivation Tax Author: Blanca Rubio  and Cristina Garcia This bill, if passed, would:  Eliminate mark-up …

Is Your Cannabis Business 4/20 Compliant?

In anticipation of the cannabis industry’s celebration of 4/20, the following are tips and reminders for cannabis retailers to remain compliant: Marketing / Advertising BRANDED MERCHANDISE  If you are preparing to sell, donate, or give away Branded merchandise on 4/20, please do not forget that any Branded Merchandise that is sold or given to customers …

New Regulations – Appellations Of Origins

On January 1, 2022 the California Department of Food and Agriculture implemented new regulations regarding the California Cannabis Appellations program. The Appellations Program  allows Licensed Cannabis Cultivators to establish an Appellation of Origin (“AOO”) which allows the cultivators to market their cannabis as produced from a geographically specific and unique region.  Essentially, an AOO makes …

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