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 …

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 …

You May Have Heard of NFTs – Familiarize Yourself With These Key Concepts

What is an NFT? A non-fungible token, or NFT, is a digital asset capable of authentic ownership similar to physical assets. The term “non-fungible” indicates that these digital assets are unique and not replicable. Individual ownership is verified via the immutable blockchain. NFTs utilize smart contract technology for transference that is recorded and established on …

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 …

Avoid a Lawsuit with an Updated Employee Handbook

An employee handbook provides employees with a clear understanding of workplace policies and expectations.  A well-crafted handbook provides a reference point for employees which eliminates surprise and fosters a more seamless disciplinary process. The handbook also demonstrates an employer’s compliance with CA labor and employment laws.  Having written policies that comply with these laws provides …

Are You Aware of the Corporate Transparency Act and How it Affects your Business?

The Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”) is part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, which in turn is part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (“NDAA”). The CTA’s purpose is to implement uniform federal ownership disclosure for every company in the United States. Owners of licensed commercial cannabis businesses are …

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 …

New Year, New Laws – What’s New for 2022 Employers Part 2

Over the course of 2021, California’s legislature passed several pieces of employment-related legislation that take effect with the new year and may impact your business, regardless of size or industry.  We have divided the highlighted key points into two parts as you navigate the coming changes, with data referenced from California Legislative Information.  We invite …

New Year, New Laws – What’s New for 2022 Employers Part 1

  Over the course of 2021, California’s legislature passed several pieces of employment-related legislation that take effect with the new year and may impact your business, regardless of size or industry. We have highlighted the key points below, with data referenced from California Legislative Information. We invite you to contact the KVK team with any …

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