Location, Location, Location: When Will We See Brick and Mortar Cannabis Retail Locations in California?

Ryan Kocot, Law Office of Ryan T. Kocot

Because of the passage of Proposition 64, we will eventually see brick and mortar marijuana retail locations in California, but retail licenses will be among the last to be issued given the restrictions on location and other complexities.

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Welcome to CEB's marijuana law hub, specially designed to inform attorneys about crucial legal issues arising from state marijuana legalization and its conflicts with federal law.

  • We track developments in over 15 topics nationwide, so you can minimize the risks arising from various ethics rules, inconsistent federal enforcement policies, and non-uniform civil and criminal statutes and court actions that collide with each other.
  • We bring you analysis and practice tips as the issues evolve in this practice area, drawn from activity in five states as well as California's medical marijuana statute
  • We take no position on the legalization of marijuana and do not render legal advice--review our Disclaimer. Explore topics and legislation by going to left menu or clicking on at top.

CEB Programs

Representing Marijuana Businesses after Prop 64

These programs provide an overview of the differences between AUMA and MCRSA, as well as updates on ethics, regulatory issues, local ordinances, and federal criminal prosecution. 4 hours MCLE credit available.

These programs were held on March 30, 2017, and soon will be available as On Demand MCLE programs from CEB; call 1-800-232-3444 or go to CEB.com.

Most marijuana businesses are currently denied access to banking services, largely because financial institutions, fearful of potential money laundering, criminal charges, or losing their FDIC coverage, refuse to offer them. Robert Elam explores this problem and the efforts that have been made to address it, in the latest issue of CEB's California Business Law Reporter.

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California Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Webinar: The Video

By Canna Law Blog

Last week, three prominent California experts produced a thoughtful summary of the business aspects of the newly enacted Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA or SB 94), including vertical integration, multiple license ownership, major changes between the MAUCRSA and the MCRSA, and what license applicants can expect as rulemaking continues.

Will marijuana make federalism go up in smoke?

By Jonathan H. Adler

Although the federal prohibition on marijuana casts a shadow over marijuana-related activities that were legalized under state law, there continues to be plenty of policy differences even among branches of the federal government.

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The Top Ten Issues Under California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (a/k/a MAUCRSA or SB94)

By Hilary Bricken

Last month, the California legislature enacted the new Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA or SB 94), which merged government oversight of California’s medical and adult use cannabis industries into one master regulatory scheme. Read Hilary Bricken’s summary of the top ten issues that California regulators will have to iron out while they rewrite rules to implement MAUCRSA, expected to be issued in September.


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Legislative Tracking

CEB provides you with 2 interactive maps of the U.S., which show states that have legalized marijuana for either recreational use or medical use. Additionally, you can find comprehensive information for marijuana bills and ballot initiatives in CEB's legislative tracking database.

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