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The Impact of the DOJ Action to Rescind the Cole Memo

By: Evan Eneman | January 5, 2018 at 10:04 pm

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced they would rescind the Cole Memo, Obama-era guidance for the DOJ that minimizes interference from the federal government for state’s that have legalized adult-use cannabis. The move did not come as a surprise and came just five days…
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Part 2: The Road to California Compliance

By: Evan Eneman | December 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

California’s regulatory agencies have released their fee requirements for the various types of commercial cannabis licenses. The experienced advisors at ELLO have assembled all fee information in this easy-to-use guide. Download the guide >
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Part 1: The Road to California Cannabis Compliance

By: Evan Eneman | December 1, 2017 at 5:16 pm

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With adult-use legalization drawing nearer, now is the time for cannabis business operators to begin the process of applying for licenses so you can hit the ground running. The experienced advisors at ELLO have assembled this guide to help you prepare for the licensing process. If you have any questions about California licensing, or would…
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Taxes on Cannabis Products Only One Reason Costs May Increase

By: Evan Eneman | November 9, 2017 at 11:37 pm

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On November 5th, the LA Times released an article discussing how state-imposed taxes and fees are likely to drive up the cost of adult-use and medicinal cannabis when sales are legalized next year. While the article raises some interesting points about the change in cost-efficiencies that come with a regulated economy, there are a number…
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Challenges & Opportunities of Cannabis Taxes and Regulations

By: Evan Eneman | May 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm

On January 1, 2018, California will join states like Colorado, Oregon and Washington in the regulation and taxation of cannabis for both medical and non-medical use. Cities and counties across California are looking to cannabis businesses as a source of additional tax revenue. This strategy is the logical choice for meeting the expected expenses associated…
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Navigating the Marijuana Regulatory Environment in California

By: Evan Eneman | April 15, 2017 at 8:20 pm

With the passing of California’s Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA”), California begins the process of evolving from a largely unregulated market to a state- and local-regulated medical marijuana framework. The result should prove to be one of the most complex and comprehensive medical marijuana markets in the United States. Following is a summary…
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Uncharted Territory

By: Evan Eneman | February 21, 2017 at 9:49 am

Cannabis businesses in California are starting to experience more and more regulatory hurdles. With cities and counties continuing to develop and publish new regulatory code and marijuana statutes, the compliance landscape in California is emerging. The number of regulatory agencies a cannabis business will need to contend with is overwhelming. Operational marijuana business licenses in…
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