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.


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


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


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


What To Do If Your California Department of Insurance License is Under Investigation.

Posted on March 17, 2020

As a professional of the California Department of Insurance, you have invested years of your life completing necessary education requirements. Your hard work has paid off and helped you achieve large milestones in your career. Then, something happens, and your license is in jeopardy. You are now under investigation for a criminal or ethical mistake and potentially facing disciplinary action. Depending on the nature of your investigation, the licensing board can immediately initiate revocation or suspension of your license. A professional license defense attorney can help you fight these allegations and get back on track. Causes for Disciplinary Action The


How to Host a Compliant 420 Event

Posted on March 12, 2020

If you have a Cannabis event license in California, you’ve probably started thinking about launching a big 420 event for your community. Although it can be a great turnout, there are many compliance and regulation laws you want to include in your event plan. On-site Sales and Consumption Like many big events in a variety of industries, customers are expecting to spend money. When planning your 420 celebration event, it’s important to decide whether you will have products available for purchase. If you choose to do this, there are few rules and requirements you must follow: The transportation of products


Defending an Accusation Against my Pharmacy License

Posted on March 10, 2020

Pharmacists have a large responsibility to keep others safe. Your job is vital to providing patients the accurate medication they are prescribed. When you are accused of a crime, your license can be disciplined in the form of probation, suspension or revocation.  Examples of these convictions are domestic disputes, a DUI, or drug charges. Whatever the details of your case are, you’ll need the assistance of a professional license attorney to defend the Accusation filed against you by the Board of Pharmacy.   Here’s what the process looks like: Get Help from a Professional License Attorney The sooner you get help,


Licensing Requirements for Common Cannabis Companies

Posted on March 5, 2020

In the Cannabis industry, there are several types of companies you can start. Each differs in requirements for obtaining a license as well. Below are three common Cannabis business licenses you can apply for in California. Retail In the state of California, dispensaries are popping up in almost every city. These retail storefronts offer a variety of products to their customers. As a business owner, you’re required to ensure your marketing, design, site planning, and public outreach follow the Cannabis laws and regulations. If you’re looking to open your own dispensary, you’ll need to take care of a few things


Dual Lawsuits Will Determine Where Cannabis Can Be Delivered

Posted on February 27, 2020

Delivery is a hot ticket item in the Cannabis Industry and has resulted in a court case filed by multiple California cities against the Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC”). Cannabis delivery services, a subsection that falls under the category of retail for purposes of licensing, allows customers to place orders via phone or online and then have their products delivered directly to their doors. Those in the cannabis space are clamoring for local municipalities to expand licensing to permit delivery because it’s significantly cheaper than running a traditional brick and mortar store.  Although delivery is popular for many customers, very few


What Kind of Convictions Will Lead to an EMT Certification Denial?

Posted on February 25, 2020

Emergency medical technicians (EMT) are often the first ones on-site in life-threatening emergencies. As a professional, your passion is saving lives. You’ve spent countless hours preparing for your career as an EMT, but mistakes from your past could be threatening your future. If you have criminal convictions on your record, your EMT certification could be denied and require you to work with application appeal lawyers. What convictions can cause your certification to be denied? Repeat Offender To become an EMT, applicants must be certified by the National Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT). If your past presents you as an unreliable individual


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