Update on Volkswagen Diesel Fraud Case

We filed an action in Butte County on May 17, 2018 with the intent of having a jury decide punitive damages. We would be the first party to bring the defeat device case to jury trial.  Peer reviewed studies proved thousands of people with lung diseases died from the fraud.  

 

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Medicinal & Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act Regulations Overview

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Saturday, November 18, 2017, In : Cannabis Regulation 
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

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Saturday, October 7, 2017, In : Eureka Cannabis 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EUREKA AMENDING TITLE XV CHAPTER 155 AND 158 OF THE EUREKA MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO CANNABIS 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EUREKA AS FOLLOWS:

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

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Wednesday, 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

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Friday, September 29, 2017, In : Cannabis Regulation 

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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San Diego DA’s Prosecution of Cannabis Attorney Has Sent Chills Through the Legal Community

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Thursday, August 10, 2017, In : Cannabis Regulation 

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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California is working to avoid a shortage of legalized marijuana, state pot czar says

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Saturday, July 29, 2017, In : Cannabis Regulation 
Los Angeles Times reports with Nevada suffering a shortage of legalized marijuana, California’s state pot czar said Wednesday that efforts are being made in her state to make sure sufficient licenses go to farmers, testers and distributors to supply retailers.

Providing temporary, four-month licenses to support some businesses including growers is planned “so we don’t have a break in the supply chain,” Lori Ajax, chief of the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, said in testimony at ...

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Coming Soon Cannabis Credit Union?

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Thursday, June 29, 2017, In : Banking 
Good news yesterday on the Banking issue. A Federal Court of Appeals ruled a Credit Union's lawsuit to force the Federal Reserve to issue it a master account is valid. Unless the Supreme Court overrules this decision, banking could soon open to the cannabis industry. 



Presently the lack of banking is a major roadblock to most cannabis businesses. Many in the industry have experienced account closures, forfeiture, denied access and uncertainty

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SB 94

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Monday, June 19, 2017, In : SB 94 
Bill  No: SB 94

DIGEST: This bill is the cannabis trailer bill for the Budget Act of 2017. This bill establishes a single system of administration for cannabis laws  in  California.  It contains changes related to the Budget Act of 2017 that are necessary for state licensing entities to implement a regulatory framework pursuant to the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), established by AB 266 (Bonta, Chapter 689, Statutes  of 2015),  AB 243 (Wood, Chapter 688,  Statutes  of 2015...

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BUREAU OF MARIJUANA CONTROL PROPOSED TEXT OF REGULATIONS

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Saturday, April 29, 2017, In : Cannabis Regulation 
BUREAU OF MARIJUANA CONTROL
PROPOSED TEXT OF REGULATIONS
CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 16
DIVISION 42. BUREAU OF MARIJUANA CONTROL
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO
ALL BUREAU OF MARIJUANA CONTROL
APPLICANTS AND LICENSEES
Article 1. General Provisions
§ 5000. Definitions
For the purposes of this division, the definitions in this section shall govern the construction of this division unless otherwise indicated.
(a)
“Act” means the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act.
(b)
“Addr...

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PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION PROGRAM

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Saturday, April 29, 2017, In : Cannabis Regulation 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS CULTIVATION PROGRAM
Article 1. Definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................... 1
§ 8000. Definitions. ................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Article 2. Applications .....................

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Rio Dell Cannabis Ordinance No. 342-2016

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Sunday, April 2, 2017, In : Rio Dell 

ORDINANCE NO. 342-2016

An ordinance establishing Section 17.30.195 of Title 17 of the Rio Dell Municipal Code relating to the Commercial Cultivation, Processing, Manufacturing and Distribution of Cannabis for Medical Use.

The City Council of the City of Rio Dell ordains as follows:

WHEREAS, California Government Code Section 65850, et seq. authorizes counties and cities to regulate land use, including agriculture, and to adopt and amend zoning ordinances for such purposes, and sets forth procedu...


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The IRS problem

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, In : Taxes 
After the state begins issuing licenses under AB 266, the legal market will be tracked from seed to sale (or clone to sale). The State will know about every plant grown and sold in the legal market. The IRS will have access to all this information. Additionally, local permits are public record and many filed appear to expose applicants to excessive taxes by the IRS. 



Many cannabis businesses are being taxed by the Feds at a rate of 80-90% because Section 280E prohibits deducting costs of goods...
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The Business of Bubbles

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Friday, February 3, 2017, In : Business 
The first recorded financial bubble was the tulip bulb mania of 1637.  A crave over Europe drove the price of tulip bulbs to ridiculous heights. Some single bulbs sold for the modern day equivalent of millions of dollars. A traders' market resulted with speculators. Many people became wealthy overnight. But one day a single bulb failed to sale at the market, and the market collapsed in hours. Many lost everything. 



The same dynamics which created the Tulip bubble were responsible for the tech ...
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New Bill aims to Protect Branding in Humboldt

Posted by DeLacy Fletcher on Thursday, January 26, 2017, In : Marijuana Regulation 

No. 175
Introduced by Senator McGuire

January 23, 2017


An act to amend Sections 19332.5 and 26063 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to marijuana.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 175, as introduced, McGuire. Marijuana: county of origin: marketing.
The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) provides for the licensure and regulation of medical marijuana, which responsibility is generally divided between the Bureau of Marijuana Control within the Department of Consumer Affairs,...

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Wine Industry Concerns by Fortune

Posted by DeLacy Fletcher on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, In : Business 
The U.S. wine industry is poised for another banner year in 2017. Sales are projected to rise by as much as 6% and the total harvest in California—by far the largest wine-producing state—should climb 7% to nearly 4 million tons crushed. The coveted millennial generation is increasingly paying more attention to wines.

Those trends all imply that the wine industry is crushing it. Higher sales, mostly fueled by "premium" priced wines at $9 or higher, bode well for big producers like E&J Gallo...

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LOCAL INSURANCE COMPANY ACCUSED OF DEFRAUDING LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES

Posted by DeLacy on Thursday, January 12, 2017, In : Small Business 

To the community,

Humboldt Redwood Healing, contracted with John Ford of Ford Insurance Agency (Founding Member of Humboldt Cannabis Chamber of Commerce) for the purchase of worker’s compensation insurance for its employees.  After paying John Ford of Ford Insurance Agency the funds necessary to purchase worker’s compensation insurance, Humboldt Redwood Healing became aware that no insurance had been purchased for the company’s employees with the money that was provided to John Ford. Aft...


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Eureka Butane Ordinance

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, In : Eureka Butane 

The Eureka City Council banned certain types of butane sales , exempting processors who obtain state and local cannabis licenses along with certain types of contractors. Butane sellers in Eureka's city limits will need to keep sales records with names and addresses of those who buy BHO,.

Eureka, California Butane Restrictions Ordinance

BILL NO. 927-C.S.

ORDINANCE NO.       -C.S. 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF EUREKA ADDING SECTION 92.10 TO TITLE IX CHAPTER 92 -- RESTRICTIONS ON BUTANE SALES...


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Is forming a Non-profit Marijuana Business Stupid?

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Friday, November 25, 2016, In : Marijuana Non-profit 
Humboldt criminal lawyers are preparing for a career change with cannabis becoming legal in California. As a civil and business attorney for 12 years, it is alarming to see all the rookie mistakes being made. 



Some cultivators with sizable operations are being advised to form non-profits. This could be disastrous. The State of California is no longer playing dumb. The State realizes most marijuana businesses are for-profit. AB 266 and proposition 64 both recognize cannabis businesses are for-p...
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From Our Friends at the Cannabist

Posted by DeLacy on Thursday, October 27, 2016,

Coveted cannabis: Why California weed growers are pursuing appellations like wine makers
By , The Cannabist Staff

2017 could be a pivotal year for marijuana growers and consumers alike in California – and particularly in the state’s fabled Emerald Triangle region.

If California voters approve a recreational legalization measure next month growers in Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity Counties — the area making up the Emerald Triangle — will face a variety of new dilemmas.


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Humboldt’s Experiment with ‘Track and Trace’ Marijuana

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, In : Track and Trace 
As legal states for medical and recreational marijuana continue to expand across the United States, the regulatory regimes overseeing the production and sale of pot are getting more sophisticated. In California’s Humboldt County (reputed as part of the Emerald Triangle, the largest cannabis-producing region in the country), the county government is currently operating a pilot program to “track and trace” legal medical marijuana from grower to dispensary to patient.

While “seed to sale...

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Humboldt and Proposition 64

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, In : Recreational 

The Times Standard has improved since editor Kimberly Wear resigned after our complaints she was promoting local scams to unsuspecting consumers. As reported in the Times Standard this week: 

"Should recreational marijuana (Proposition 64) become legal in California this November, Humboldt County officials state that regulations for this new market will likely mirror those already in place for medical cannabis businesses...But because of a July court agreement, the county will have to first co...


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"Fuck It" Reporter to Face 24 Years in Prison

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Saturday, October 1, 2016, In : Charlo Greene 

Although reporter turned marijuana advocate Charlo Greene launched into infamy a couple of years ago when she said “Fuck it, I quit” during her final newscast on Alaska’s KTVA, very few people are aware that she is currently at risk of being sent to prison for the next two decades for “misconduct involving a controlled substance.”

Greene could have avoided prosecution by properly incorporating which should cost a couple hundred dollars at most. Green was apparently too busy meeting w...


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Proposition 64 the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, In : Proposition 64 
The Adult Use of Marijuana Act is poised to pass this November in California. Prop 64 provides a comprehensive regulatory scheme for the cultivation, manufacturing and retail sale of cannabis. It also imposes taxes of $9.25 per ounce for flowers and $2.75 per ounce for leave. 

With the recent gun ban for 215 card holders recreational marijuana has a huge advantage. Consumers not cultivators will shape this new industry. Consumers shape every industry and the marijuana industry will be the same...
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The (Green) Rush to Make Mistakes

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Friday, July 15, 2016, In : Commercial Cannabis 
It's no secret the cannabis industry is normalizing. Over the next 10 years the cannabis industry will be under the spotlight. Participants will be held to a higher standard than other industries. This new industry will have to prove itself. Decades of dysfunction and bad press from the black market has tainted the industry's reputation.

If you're interested in becoming a "legal" cannabis operation here's a couple of pointers to avoid disaster:

1) Be diligent but do not be in a rush. Many in th...
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Bob Marley Family Approved Humboldt Cannabis Lights Up Dispensaries

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Thursday, April 21, 2016, In : Marley Natural 

Marley Natural cannabis products, made from organic Humboldt County crops, have launched in Bay Area dispensaries.

Four strains of cannabis and four types of cannabis oils are now available for purchase to patients at Harborside Health Center in Oakland, CBCB in Berkeley and SPARC in San Francisco.



The products launched at three dispensaries in Los Angeles earlier this year, utilizing cannabis grown in Southern California. The Marley Natural cannabis stocked in Bay Area dispensaries comes f...


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New Czar says Medical Marijuana bigger than Liquor

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, In : Lori Ajax 

The newly appointed chief of the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation predicts licensed pot businesses soon might rival or even outnumber sanctioned booze businesses in California.

“I do think we’re going to have a big licensing population here in California as it relates to cannabis,” Lori Ajax said.


There were 88,490 active alcohol licenses last year. That indicates Ajax – a.k.a. “the pot czar” – will have a big task before her and a lot of eyes on her, with California alr...


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Economically Depressed Cities Turning to Cannabis

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Friday, April 15, 2016, In : Commercial Cannabis 
Adelanto, California is a dusty desert town just west of Interstate 15. Since the 1992 closure of George Air Force Base (once the area’s main employer), the town has struggled mightily to find a steady source of income.

There was an expensive but failed attempt to build an international passenger airport on the shuttered base. A Chinese-backed venture called Da Zhong Hua Wholesale Town broke ground but faltered. Even the local minor league baseball team turned into a costly burden.

The only i...

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PPIC: Regulation Marijuana in California

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Friday, April 8, 2016, In : Marijuana Regulation 
Fresh off the press. Click here to download. 



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Will Prohibition End By Independence Day?

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Thursday, April 7, 2016, In : Cannabis Regulation 
By July 2016, the DEA will announce an end to cannabis prohibition as we know it, or no change at all. The FDA last year reviewed if cannabis should be treated like heroin, coffee, or somewhere in between. The FDA then sent their topic secret recommendation to the DEA who can follow the recommendation, or reject it. That's correct, the DEA can override the FDA's decision on what to classify cannabis. Since the DEA is an enforcement agency and not a regulatory agency this appears to be a const...
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FDA warns cannabis companies selling CBD supplements

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, In : Cannabis Regulation 

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued another round of legal warnings to companies marketing products that contain cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in marijuana.

The FDA issued similar warning letters to six companies last year.

The warning letters criticize the products for not containing the amount of CBD they claim to. They also take aim at health claims the companies have made about those products.

As Alan Brochstein explains in New Cannabis Ventures, companies a...


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Home Marijuana Humboldt marijuana growers lead in water program participation

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Monday, February 15, 2016, In : Cannabis Regulation 

Will Houston reports: 

Humboldt County accounted for the majority of 51 medical marijuana growers who have chosen to enroll in the North Coast’s mandatory water quality protection program that hopes to serve as a model for California.

As to whether this enrollment number met his expectations, water resource control engineer Kason Grady of the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board said there are still several applications to be processed and assured they will have more growers signe...


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1PM Industries Announces It Has Launched a Marijuana Medical Edible Line under the Brand "Von Baron Farms"

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Saturday, September 26, 2015, In : Marijuana Regulation 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 1PM Industries (OTC: OPMZ) announced today it has launched Von Baron Farms, a medical marijuana edible line, in California.  The initial product is a THC infused pancake and waffle batter in a pressurized can.  The Company has been promoting the product at conventions prior to its launch at the end of October 2015.  Additionally, the Company has placed the product in a few dispensaries in California as test markets. The Company expects to ...


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McKay Tract, Property Values, Tourism, and 2016

Posted by Fred Fletcher on Friday, January 9, 2015,
It's no secret our coastal Redwoods are a big draw for tourists. The uniqueness of these specimens on our lost coast can't be denied. The McKay tract is nearly 1,000 acres which dwarfs comparable parks. Multiple trails are being constructed for naturalists of all types. Surrounding property values and home sales are experiencing a modest rise which should continue into the foreseeable future. Eureka in many respects is a city experiencing a resurgence which the McKay Tract will hasten. 

Pundit...

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