Unrivaled Expertise, Knowledge and Experience for California Cannabis Licencing (including Tax)
Knowing the finer points of California cannabis law and medical marijuana, including the complex rules, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to state and local commercial cannabis business licenses and marijuana-related businesses, is Reccius Law's top priority. From MAUCRSA to Prop D, Prop 215 to SB420, volatile solvent manufacturing to microbusinesses, Cannabidiol (CBD) to Ethanol, cannabis delivery and even cannabis events, Reccius law is the top cannabis attorney in Los Angeles (and greater southern California) and your one-stop shop for applying for state and local commercial cannabis licenses.
Before starting Reccius Law, Benjamin S. Reccius., Esq. was an associate at a prominent criminal defense and medicinal cannabis law firm where he defended countless individuals and businesses from felony marijuana-related charges and zoning violations related to commercial cannabis activity. Though these years of practice, Mr. Reccius gained an intimate knowledge of California's grey, semi-regulated medical cannabis market before Proposition 64 (The Adult Use of Marijuana act or "AUMA"), and California's new state and local licencing requirement including the complex regulatory scheme for cannabis-related businesses effective January 1, 2018. [SB 94 (The Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act or "MAUCRSA")].
Reccius Law is also unique in that, unlike most attorneys and law offices representing cannabis businesses, it provides tax advice and guidance. Senior Partner Ryan S. Cowan has extensive government and tax experience including his time at the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"), numerous prominent DC lobbying firms and as a tax attorney negotiating with the IRS on behalf of private clients.
Applications for state temporary commercial cannabis licences are now available through the three state licencing agencies [Bureau of Cannabis Regulation (retail, delivery, testing, distribution) California Department of Food and Agriculture (cultivation) and Public Health(manufacturing)]. Under California's dual licensure requirement, state commercial cannabis licences are only available for businesses who have first applied for and obtained a local permit, license or other authorization from your local (city, county) government.
And time is of the essence! On December 14, 2017, the California Bureau of Cannabis Regulation issued its first 20 commercial cannabis licenses and effective January 1, 2018, all cannabis businesses must have a license to operate legally.
Give us a call today to see how we can show you the way forward to submitting your application for local and state commercial cannabis licences!