Marijuana Law in California
Not so long ago, marijuana law in California was a strictly criminal matter. Now, with cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes a legal and booming business, more and more entrepreneurs and even representatives of major corporations are exploring the many commercial possibilities. Of course, legalization brings with it a thicket of regulations, permits, zoning laws, special taxes, fees, and assorted red tape.
Rownaghi Law is proud to help entrepreneurs entering the marijuana industry effectively navigate through the thicket of local and state mandates needed to operate a fully legal cannabis-related business. Reza Rownaghi and the rest of our legal team pride themselves on their hands-on approach and accessibility to all of our clients. When you need us, we’re there.
There are several areas that Rownaghi Law practices in:
- Licensing for businesses that sell marijuana.
- Asset protection as it relates to marijuana dispensaries.
- Civil litigation regarding marijuana.
- Criminal marijuana law and Prop 47 related changes to past convictions.
Licensing under the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act
The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) established new laws for both recreational and medical marijuana sales in California. Making sure that your business complies with all relevant laws can be a tedious and confusing task; therefore, hiring an attorney who is expert in these laws can greatly benefit your business and your peace of mind. Rownaghi Law can help your business find what licenses apply to its operations, streamlining application processes and getting your business on its feet sooner.
Asset protection for marijuana businesses
Even though marijuana is legal in California and several other states, for now it is not legal according to the federal government. Rownaghi Law can help you make sure that your business follows all the necessary state and local regulations as well as federal tax laws so that you can avoid any and all run-ins with federal law enforcement.
Civil litigation regarding marijuana cases
If a business, or individual, is facing civil litigation regarding marijuana use or vending, Rownaghi Law can be of assistance. Evictions, employment disputes, tickets, and citations are all examples of civil cases that can be based on the sale of marijuana. Rownaghi Law will fight for you or your business’ rights in civil court, ensuring that landlords, employers, and local governments abide by previous agreements and laws.
Criminal Law and Prop 47
Rownaghi Law has solidified its reputation as a leader in criminal law, and cases regarding marijuana possession are no exception. Those previously convicted of marijuana-related crimes may be eligible for having their records expunged and Rownaghi Law can help clients through this process.
Let Rownaghi Law Help You Now
If you need help steering through the abundance of state and local marijuana regulations, in civil or criminal court, Rownaghi Law is here to help. We offer on-demand services because your interests are our top priority. Call us at (818) 407-7100 or inquire about a consultation at our contact page.