Why Was My Cannabis License Renewal Denied?

Posted on April 16, 2020

As an owner in the California Cannabis industry, you are required to renew your license every year. Your license requirements may differ depending on the type of business you run. Although this process sounds simple, there are many factors that could deter your license from being renewed. From convictions to disciplinary actions, you must follow all of the laws and regulations required while holding your license. An experienced Cannabis attorney can help you navigate some of the licensing issues below that could affect your renewal. Ceasing Operations During times of economic uncertainty, cannabis business owners must continue to be mindful

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Will a Domestic Violence Charge Affect My California Professional License?

Posted on April 14, 2020

In the state of California, there are many crimes that can threaten your professional license, one of which is domestic violence. Domestic violence cases are more common than you think and can seriously damage your reputation and affect your career. Consequences of Domestic Violence Convictions California classifies domestic abuse as crimes that involve harm or threat of harm to an intimate partner. Whether it was an accident, self-defense, or a false accusation, these charges can result in serious consequences which may include the following: 6  - 12 months in jail 52-week Intervention Classes Fines up to $1,000 plus penalty assessments

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The Effects of COVID-19 on California Cannabis Industries

Posted on April 9, 2020

Like many other businesses, the California Cannabis industry is feeling the effects of the coronavirus. From sales to outsourcing and day-to-day operations and even preplanned 420 events, businesses are adapting to new buying habits, health standards and social restrictions. Sales Early reports indicate dispensaries saw a mixture of increased and decreased sales depending on the city. This comes directly after the CDC’s recommendation for medical Cannabis users to stock up on at least a month’s supply of medication. In an effort to combat extreme decreases in sales, several dispensaries have also created preorder types of plans via email or text.

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My CPA License Was Denied. What Do I Do Now?

Posted on April 7, 2020

You’ve been dreaming of becoming a CPA. You’ve spent hours studying for accounting exams and passed with flying colors. You submitted all of your required documents to the Board to officially apply for your license. Then, you received a response you didn’t anticipate. Instead of opening a confirmation on your license application, you received a packet of legal documents (called a Statement of Issues) which told you your license application had been denied. If this is you, our team at Unlock Legal can help. Understand the Causes of Denial The California Board of Accountancy’s main purpose is to regulate accounting

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3 Common Reasons Your California Cannabis Application Was Denied

Posted on April 2, 2020

You’re ready to cash in on the green rush in the California Cannabis industry. You’ve created a plan, come up with the necessary capital and investments. You’ve submitted your application. But then, you receive a denial letter. Don’t lose hope. Unlock Legal can help you get your California Cannabis license and begin your dream job. Here are three reasons your California Cannabis application may be denied. Failure to Disclose Convictions In your application for your license, the Bureau of Cannabis Control California requires applicants to submit specific information on all convictions. This information needs to include dates of convictions, incarcerations,

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My Broker License Was Revoked

Posted on March 31, 2020

As a Broker, you have the highest level of education and experience in the real estate industry. You may also have a group of real estate agents working for you. It is your responsibility to make sure your clients and your agents’ clients are taken care of in the most professional manner. From negotiations to offers and deciding on a closing date, your integrity is required. When you’re faced with a conviction that causes you to lose your brokerage license, you need a professional license defense attorney to get you reinstated. Reasons for Revocation In your industry, you work one

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The Effects of COVID-19 on California Cannabis Industries

Posted on March 26, 2020

Like many other businesses, the California Cannabis industry is feeling the effects of the coronavirus. From sales to outsourcing and day-to-day operations and even preplanned 420 events, businesses are adapting to new buying habits, health standards and social restrictions. Sales Early reports indicate dispensaries saw a mixture of increased and decreased sales depending on the city. This comes directly after the CDC’s recommendation for medical Cannabis users to stock up on at least a month’s supply of medication. In an effort to combat extreme decreases in sales, several dispensaries have also created preorder types of plans via email or text.

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My CPA License Was Denied. What Do I Do Now?

Posted on March 24, 2020

You’ve been dreaming of becoming a CPA. You’ve spent hours studying for accounting exams and passed with flying colors. You submitted all of your required documents to the Board to officially apply for your license. Then, you received a response you didn’t anticipate. Instead of opening a confirmation on your license application, you received a packet of legal documents (called a Statement of Issues) which told you your license application had been denied. If this is you, our team at Unlock Legal can help. Understand the Causes of Denial The California Board of Accountancy’s main purpose is to regulate accounting

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COVID-19 Office Precautions

Posted on March 19, 2020

Our practice is dedicated to serving our clients. In light of the Coronavirus, we are taking extra health precautions. We understand the anxiety and hardships that the current outbreak is causing everyone in our community. We have also heard from many people who want to talk to our lawyers but they need more flexible options for doing so. As a firm, we are initiating new precautions to make sure that we can continue responding to your licensing and Cannabis law inquiries. We are keeping our office as sanitized as possible. For those who can make it in to see us, rest assured that we

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Costa Mesa Issues a Temporary California Cannabis Tax Reduction

Posted on March 19, 2020

Costa Mesa’s Cannabis tax reform is setting the standard for other California cities. On March 3, 2020, the City Council voted to permanently reduce taxes for local Cannabis manufacturers and distributors 6% for 1% and local testing laboratories to 0%. This vote follows Long Beach’s vote to reduce Cannabis gross receipt tax on all business types to 1%. Competition with the Illicit Market With the illicit Cannabis industry taking a large amount of their customer base, this reform will help Cannabis businesses compete with the illicit market, provide fair wages to employees, and give back to the community. Prior to

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