Wednesday, January 16, 2019
California, Controlled Substances Act, Cole Memorandum, Department of Justice, Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, Congress, Commercial property owners

Should You Just Say No (to Cannabis)?

Risks Associated with Leasing to Cannabis Industry Tenants By Alison E. Geddes, Trainor Fairbook Most of us remember the 1980s television commercial where an egg is dropped into a hot frying...
Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Association of Bay Area Governments, Bay Area, Request for Transformative Projects, Horizon, MTC, ABAG

Medical Marijuana In Rental Housing

By Jill Broadhurst, East Bay Rental Housing Association Rental property owners in California constantly have new laws to consider, both annually by the state and intermittently by local councils. Many...
Adult Use of Marijuana, Bureau of Cannabis Control,

“Are We There Yet?” The Medicinal And Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation And Safety Act

By Nira F. Doherty, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP On June 27, 2017, the Governor of California approved AB 110/SB 94 (the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act,...
California, East Bay, Oakland Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, City of Oakland, medical marijuana, marijuana farm, Legalization, Landlords

Point Of View: Illegal Cannabis In Rentals

By Anne Bruff, Anne Bruff & Associates Before the legalization of medical marijuana, there was for many years an underground, not-so-hidden marijuana industry thriving in many parts of California. Growers...
California, Sonoma, Humboldt County, North Coast, Mendocino County, Trinity County, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, AcreValue, Adult Use of Marijuana Act, Santa Rosa’s The Press Democrat, Medical and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

The (Green) Land Rush Is On! But Is There Enough Water?

By Courtney A. Davis, Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis Although cultivation and use of cannabis for medicinal purposes has been legal in California for two decades, the recent...
Schedule 1, Colorado, Horst Legal Counsel, California Land Title Association, Super Lawyers magazine, Cannabis tenants, commercial landlords, Insurance

Relying On Stock Insurance With Cannabis Tenants Could Leave You Out In The Cold

By Jason M. Horst, Horst Legal Counsel How many of you commercial landlords out there have insurance coverage requirements built into your standard leases? How many of you have looked...
California Proposition 64, San Francisco Bay Area, International Business Park, Harborside Health Center, Jackson and Main, Santa Clara University,

Bay Area Real Estate Is Flying High

By Sean Kali-rai, Jackson and Main, LLC Since the passage of California Proposition 64 in November 2016, communities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area are having discussions—some internal and...
California, Proposition 64, Adult Use of Marijuana Act, San Francisco, Cannabis State Legalization Task Force, Board of Supervisors, Office of Cannabis, City Administrator, Department of Public Health,

California Cities And Counties Grapple With Marijuana Legalization

By Thomas Tunny, Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP On November 9, 2016, by a 56-44 percent margin, California voters approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). With...
White Tiger Condo Conversion, Bay Area, Apothecarium, San Francisco’s Castro District, Urban Chalet, Marin County, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, SFWeekly, Harborside Health Center

High Design: Pot Dispensaries Lure Customers With Stylish Trappings

By Jen Chan, White Tiger Condo Conversion When medical marijuana was first legalized in California in 1996, patients were often forced to get their fix in dark, dreary dispensaries policed...
Transwestern Commercial Services, Controlled Substance Act, Bank Secrecy Act, CREW National Convention, Hot Trends in Industrial Development, San José, Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley, Women’s Leadership Council, Bay Area Power Woman

Representing a Marijuana Business: A Broker’s Personal Viewpoint

By Anna Mcquillan Rose, Transwestern Commercial Services Why can’t I represent a marijuana business? Short answer: If this business becomes the target of a federal investigation, you and your firm may...