Green Road Consulting One Stop Shop of Horrors?

February 22, 2018
A consultant hired to assist with cannabis projects should follow the law. 

Green Road Consulting is a civil engineer firm based in Humboldt who has experienced a drop in new customers since no one is filing new applications at the moment. 

Instead of addressing the needs of current clients, Green Road is illegally marketing legal services.  

The unauthorized practice of law is a misdemeanor in California.  A civil engineer firm has no expertise in entity formation.  The transition between a non-profit to profit entity is ripe with potential liabilities. 

Perhaps, Green Road is soliciting clients for their own lawyer? This would violate the solicitation rules because no law firm is disclosed.  Any applicant who contracts with Green Road faces potential liability and revocation of license. 

In either scenario Green Road markets itself as a consultant for legal compliance, and they're breaking the law themselves. 

Will Green Road start doing taxes as well?  

If you have been a victim of Green Road's unauthorized practice of law you may file a complaint here

We have received numerous complaints about Green Road from applicants who's permits are not being processed.  With the complexity and evolution of local and State regulations any business who markets itself as a "one stop shop" should be avoided. 

There is a misconception with young entrepreneurs in Humboldt that exponential growth should be the prime objective. For international businesses exponential growth makes sense. In a small community like Humboldt growth without concerns for quality assurance is a road to disaster. 

Green Road is amazingly talented at marketing but what else? 


Feds Preparing RICO Charges Against Local Officials?

February 18, 2018
The Federal Government has not been shy about prosecuting local officials under RICO, the anti-racketeering law. 

Racketeering is "when organized groups run illegal businesses, known as “rackets,” or when an organized crime ring uses legitimate organizations to embezzle funds. Such activities can have devastating consequences for both public and private institutions. Consequently, the federal government and numerous state governments have created systems of laws designed to prosecute these...
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California Growers Association Sues the State

February 8, 2018
The California Growers Association has sued the State of California claiming the State has violated proposition 64 by not capping license numbers yet.  I find this suit humorous. First, the allegations are a mere 7 pages without much substance. Maybe an intern was paid a gram or two to draft this complaint in a Sacramento dorm room?  

The lawsuit seeks an order limiting licenses based on language in 64, the recreational proposition. If a judge agrees and only imposes a limit on recreational li...
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Medicinal & Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act Regulations Overview

November 18, 2017
All Bureau licenses

Temporary license – Allows for Operations while Annual license Application is Pending

A temporary license allows a business to engage in commercial cannabis activity for a period of 120 days.

The Bureau can only issue a temporary license if the applicant has a valid license, permit, or other authorization issued by the local jurisdiction in which the applicant is operating. Humboldt County will be offering temporary permits for farms who registered activity prior to...

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Eureka Medical Cannabis Ordinance - Amendments 10-3-2017

October 7, 2017



Section 1.

Title 15, Chapter 155, Section 155.051, [A Agricultural Districts], paragraph (C), [Permitted and conditional uses], is hereby amended to remove the following use (the remainder of the text in the table is unchanged and is omitted):

Medical cannabis cultivation facilities, mixed ...

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Eureka Proposed Cannabis Ordinance

October 4, 2017
The proposed ordinance provides:

Eureka will offer permits for distributors, dispensaries, testing facilities, manufacturers and mirco-businesses. 

Eureka can permit up to 1 dispensary every 6 months for a total of 2 a year, both medical and recreational cannabis.  

Licensed facilities can obtain a state permit to have an event including onsite consumption. 

Eureka will permit indoor cannabis grows up to 10,000 square feet in industrial zones. 

There is currently no maximum limit of permits which ...
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Licensing Authorities Announce Withdrawal of Proposed Medical Cannabis Regulations

September 29, 2017

Agencies Also Post Summary of Public Comments to Cannabis Web Portal

SACRAMENTO – California’s three cannabis licensing authorities announced today the official withdrawal of the medical cannabis regulations that were proposed in late spring by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch and Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing. The official withdrawal will occur Oc...

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Motivating Millennials in the Workplace

September 7, 2017

One of the common problems my clients face is finding employees. The largest group of potential employees are Millennials (born 1982-2004) who have been mislabeled lazy and self entitled. 

The tendency of employers are to blame Millennials as defective people because the employer's psychological tricks are not working. Many employers have sought the advice of psychologists who only offer decades old solutions such as ego depletion theory which states willpower decreases with usage. 

This a...

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Cryptocurrency Analysis

August 12, 2017
Bitcoin is now a household name but many are concerned about an economic bubble.  

Several other cryptocurrencies exist but Bitcoin is the oldest, and understanding the phenomena behind Bitcoin is needed understand the forces which drive the market or bubble.  

Two types of people purchase Bitcoin, consumers and speculators.  


Consumers purchase Bitcoin to accomplish a financial transaction not an investment. A consumer may purchase Bitcoins to purchase another type of coin, as hundreds...
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San Diego DA’s Prosecution of Cannabis Attorney Has Sent Chills Through the Legal Community

August 10, 2017

Jessica McElfresh, a San Diego lawyer experienced in cannabis law, is facing multiple felony charges.

Republished from Voice of San Diego.
By Jonah Valdez

On July 7, dozens of attorneys filled the seats of a small San Diego courtroom. The attorneys were attending a hearing for one of their own, Jessica McElfresh, a San Diego lawyer experienced in cannabis law.

McElfresh is facing multiple felony charges.

What drew most attorneys to court that day was something they consider sacred: the attorney-cl...

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