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Federal Enforcement Update: Can Again Kicked Down the Road

As we explained in our previous post, the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment protects against federal enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act with respect to medical cannabis in states that have legalized it. The Amendment has been included in spending bills since fiscal year 2015. That means every Congressional debate over a new spending bill has been a […]

Federal Enforcement: Where Do We Stand?

While turmoil swirls in Washington, and with California’s state-legal cannabis industry just getting started, here is a check-in on the prospect of enforcement of the federal laws against cannabis. Cole Memo In January, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was rescinding the “Cole Memorandum.” That memorandum provided guidance to federal prosecutors with respect to […]

CDTFA CANNABIS TAX ANNOUNCEMENTS

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (“CDTFA”) recently released new tax guidance concerning cannabis. In one release, CDTFA provided an explanation concerning the excise tax and its application to products that were in retailers’ inventories as of January 1, 2018. Retailers must collect the 15% excise tax from their customers and pay the […]

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