California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 4, 2018) – On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that creates a process to expunge or reduce the sentences of people charged under the state’s marijuana laws before recreational cannabis was legalized this year. Enactment of this law takes another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect in California. […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct 1, 2018) –  On Sunday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that would loosen some regulations on hemp seed and cultivation. Enactment of this bill paves the way for faster development of the state’s hemp industry, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect. Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), along with […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2018) – Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have severed a link between state and federal tax law, allowing individuals to deduct expenses from legal marijuana businesses for state income tax purposes. Enactment of the legislation would have encouraged the growth of the legal marijuana market in […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2018) –  Last week, the California Assembly and Senate gave final approval to a bill that would loosen some regulations on hemp seed and cultivation. Enactment of this bill would pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect. Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 24, 2018) – On Wednesday, the California Senate gave final approval to a bill that would create a process to expunge or reduce the sentences of people charged under the state’s marijuana laws before recreational cannabis was legalized this year. Passage into law would take another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in…

SACRAMENTO. Calif. (Aug. 22, 2018) – Yesterday, the California Senate gave final approval to a bill that would sever a link between state and federal tax law, allowing individuals to deduct expenses from legal marijuana businesses for state income tax purposes. Enactment of the legislation would encourage the growth of the legal marijuana market in California…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug 22, 2018) –  A California Assembly committee has effectively killed a bill that would have increased oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would have taken the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Aug. 21, 2018) – Last week, a final California Senate committee passed a bill that would create a process to expunge or reduce the sentences of people charged under the state’s marijuana laws before recreational cannabis was legalized this year. Passage into law would take another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect…