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Cannabis News & Views

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Congress vs DEA: Cannabis Rescheduling & Legalization

Author: Lauren Vazquez While the DEA fumbles cannabis rescheduling, Congress has introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act to federally deschedule and legalize cannabis. Sponsored by Senators Booker, Schumer, and Wyden, this is the pathway out of prohibition to a functioning national cannabis industry. The text of the Bill has not been posted on Congress’s…
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5 Common Mistakes in Medical Cannabis

Time and time again I see people in medical cannabis make the same mistakes. Rather than get accurate legal advice, many patients prefer to copy what the other guy is doing. Unfortunately, the other guy probably never got legitimate legal advice either so the same mistakes get repeated over and over until everyone is doing…
Read More
Protestor holding Cannabis is Medicine Sign in crowd outside court house

Another Big Win For California Patients!

Reprinted with permission from Americans For Safe Access, Originally posted Here The recent California Court of Appeal decision in People v. Baniani firmly establishes the right of patients to access medical cannabis through a collective or cooperative. The Court stated what medical cannabis advocates have always known, state law protects members of a collective or cooperative who are qualified…
Read More
Shady guy point trigger fingers

Beware of the Cannabis Consultant

Lately a few too many people have come to the Law Office after hiring a consultant to assist them. Unfortunately it is far too common that the consultants didn’t complete the service they were paid to do, completed it incorrectly, or gave unqualified business and legal advice. One consultant even misinformed a client about a…
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Sorry We Are Closed Due to the Unfair Ordinance

California’s Medical Cannabis Conundrum: Will We Ever Get It Right?

The voters approved medical cannabis in California over 15 years ago yet there are still many people without safe access to this medicine. Advocates and patients have been working to establish laws and regulations that provide access through storefront dispensaries and home delivery services. Public polls show 80% support for access to medical cannabis, yet more California…
Read More
Passenger jet boarding on tarmac with Sunset

Can I Fly With Pot?

It’s the holidays and many are dreading awkward family visits. At this time of year, people often ask, “Can I fly with pot?” The answer is, it depends… All of the following information is based on outside sources and third party reports. It is offered at your own risk and does not constitute legal, practical,…
Read More
Smoke Bomb

Get Up Stand Up for Black Lives Matter

Actual smoke/tear gas grenade launched by Oakland Police at peaceful protestors including Lauren Vazquez, the Fired Up Lawyer It’s time to march in the streets to protect Black Lives and save America from racism. There will never be a more appropriate time than right here right now. This may be our last chance before the great…
Read More
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It’s Clear, the DEA did NOT Reschedule CBD

Editor’s Note: Click here to read how the 2018 Farm Bill changes this. DEA Reschedules Epidolex, Not All CBD Drugs In a major shift in federal policy, the DEA announced that it has rescheduled Epidolex, a CBD based anti-seizure drug with less than .1% THC content. The DEA moved the drug from Schedule I to Schedule V.…
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Trust Me, I'm a Doctor Pin

Stop Buying Bogus Growers’ Licenses from Shady Doctors!

Every week I get calls from medical cannabis patients who purchased so-called grower’s licenses from shady pot doctors only to get arrested for growing or selling cannabis. I have to explain to them that the grower’s license does not protect them the way they think it does and the $100-250 they spent was a ripoff.…
Read More
CHP Vehicle Stop Rearview

Surviving Police Encounters With Pot

Author: Lauren Vazquez Reprinted with permission from Ladybud.com If you use pot you are a criminal.This is true even in Colorado and Washington, where the feds continue to outlaw cannabis. This is also true in California and other states that provide medical protection. This means the police not only have the right, but the obligation…
Read More
Picture of hemp farm and tractor

The Farm Bill Legalizes Hemp and Hemp CBD

The US has finally joined the rest of the world in legalizing the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp. In the past, US companies could only import hemp to produce their products. Several years ago in a prior version of the Farm Bill, Congress authorized hemp cultivation for research purposes. Now, under the 2018 Farm Bill…
Read More
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Cannabis News & Views

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Congress vs DEA: Cannabis Rescheduling & Legalization

Author: Lauren Vazquez While the DEA fumbles cannabis rescheduling, Congress has introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act to federally deschedule and legalize cannabis. Sponsored by Senators Booker, Schumer, and Wyden, this is the pathway out of prohibition to a functioning national cannabis industry. The text of the Bill has not been posted on Congress’s…
Read More
Man with double facepalm

5 Common Mistakes in Medical Cannabis

Time and time again I see people in medical cannabis make the same mistakes. Rather than get accurate legal advice, many patients prefer to copy what the other guy is doing. Unfortunately, the other guy probably never got legitimate legal advice either so the same mistakes get repeated over and over until everyone is doing…
Read More
Protestor holding Cannabis is Medicine Sign in crowd outside court house

Another Big Win For California Patients!

Reprinted with permission from Americans For Safe Access, Originally posted Here The recent California Court of Appeal decision in People v. Baniani firmly establishes the right of patients to access medical cannabis through a collective or cooperative. The Court stated what medical cannabis advocates have always known, state law protects members of a collective or cooperative who are qualified…
Read More
Shady guy point trigger fingers

Beware of the Cannabis Consultant

Lately a few too many people have come to the Law Office after hiring a consultant to assist them. Unfortunately it is far too common that the consultants didn’t complete the service they were paid to do, completed it incorrectly, or gave unqualified business and legal advice. One consultant even misinformed a client about a…
Read More
Sorry We Are Closed Due to the Unfair Ordinance

California’s Medical Cannabis Conundrum: Will We Ever Get It Right?

The voters approved medical cannabis in California over 15 years ago yet there are still many people without safe access to this medicine. Advocates and patients have been working to establish laws and regulations that provide access through storefront dispensaries and home delivery services. Public polls show 80% support for access to medical cannabis, yet more California…
Read More
Passenger jet boarding on tarmac with Sunset

Can I Fly With Pot?

It’s the holidays and many are dreading awkward family visits. At this time of year, people often ask, “Can I fly with pot?” The answer is, it depends… All of the following information is based on outside sources and third party reports. It is offered at your own risk and does not constitute legal, practical,…
Read More
Smoke Bomb

Get Up Stand Up for Black Lives Matter

Actual smoke/tear gas grenade launched by Oakland Police at peaceful protestors including Lauren Vazquez, the Fired Up Lawyer It’s time to march in the streets to protect Black Lives and save America from racism. There will never be a more appropriate time than right here right now. This may be our last chance before the great…
Read More
DEA Logo

It’s Clear, the DEA did NOT Reschedule CBD

Editor’s Note: Click here to read how the 2018 Farm Bill changes this. DEA Reschedules Epidolex, Not All CBD Drugs In a major shift in federal policy, the DEA announced that it has rescheduled Epidolex, a CBD based anti-seizure drug with less than .1% THC content. The DEA moved the drug from Schedule I to Schedule V.…
Read More
Trust Me, I'm a Doctor Pin

Stop Buying Bogus Growers’ Licenses from Shady Doctors!

Every week I get calls from medical cannabis patients who purchased so-called grower’s licenses from shady pot doctors only to get arrested for growing or selling cannabis. I have to explain to them that the grower’s license does not protect them the way they think it does and the $100-250 they spent was a ripoff.…
Read More
CHP Vehicle Stop Rearview

Surviving Police Encounters With Pot

Author: Lauren Vazquez Reprinted with permission from Ladybud.com If you use pot you are a criminal.This is true even in Colorado and Washington, where the feds continue to outlaw cannabis. This is also true in California and other states that provide medical protection. This means the police not only have the right, but the obligation…
Read More
Picture of hemp farm and tractor

The Farm Bill Legalizes Hemp and Hemp CBD

The US has finally joined the rest of the world in legalizing the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp. In the past, US companies could only import hemp to produce their products. Several years ago in a prior version of the Farm Bill, Congress authorized hemp cultivation for research purposes. Now, under the 2018 Farm Bill…
Read More