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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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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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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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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 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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California’s marijuana czar on upcoming marijuana regulation: ‘We will not fail’

Posted by DeLacy on Saturday, January 21, 2017, In : Marijuana Regulation 

“Our goal is to make this business legitimate,” Morris told the crowd. “What we’re working for is a legitimate marketplace.”


Under both the state’s medical marijuana regulations and Proposition 64, California must be ready to issue licenses by 2018 for thousands of businesses operating in California, home of America’s largest marijuana economy.

Proposition 64 will create 19 new license categories for recreational marijuana while establishing a 15 percent excise tax on retail 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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California Bill allows Landlords to Ban Smoking Medical Cannabis

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Thursday, April 28, 2016, In : Medical Marijuana 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — With California voters preparing to decide on whether to legalize recreational marijuana this November, a state lawmaker pushed a bill to allow landlords to ban medical marijuana use in their rental units.


Assembly Bill 2300 (AB 2300) would expand a current state law that gives landlords the authority to prohibit cigarette smoking on their properties to include medicinal marijuana as well. The measure authored by Jim Wood passed its first Assembly committee unanim...


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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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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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California lawmakers propose 15 percent marijuana sales tax

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

SACRAMENTO — California would levy a new 15 percent tax on medical marijuana sales to enforce new regulations and pay for state programs, rehabilitation and parks under a bill introduced Wednesday.

The Marijuana Value Tax Act could bring the state more than $100 million in new revenue. The tax was anticipated after the state passed historic regulations last year that require state and local licenses for medical marijuana businesses under the new Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulations.

“Now...


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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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From Alabama to California: Family moves to obtain medical marijuana

Posted by Lacy Fletcher on Monday, August 31, 2015, In : Marijuana Regulation 

By Paul Gattis

The passion and the energy resonated from California to Alabama, the video interview providing a window into the raw determination that drives Vicki Hill.

She left 32 years of her life behind in Huntsville to relocate to northern California in search of a medical marijuana sanctuary for her 20-year-old daughter, Aubrie, who has suffered from epilepsy since she was 5.


The Hills are a snapshot of a small migration west for some Alabama families seeking access to various forms of med...


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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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