California Drops Cannabis Cultivation Tax, Aims to Bolster Licensed Market

By: Counsel James Raza Lawrence   California recently provided a jolt to its cannabis industry by eliminating its cannabis cultivation tax, effective July 1, 2022.  The cultivation tax has, for years, created a drag on California’s licensed cannabis market and caused many businesses to continue operating in the illicit, unlicensed market.  Given that the cannabis…

What’s Happening on Arizona’s Recently Awarded 26 Social Equity Licenses? Not much, at least not publicly…

By: Partner Janet Jackim   Randomized Drawing to the Select Few.  On April, 8 2022 the Arizona Department of Health Services conducted a digital lottery on approximately 1,500 applications to award 26 adult use only marijuana dispensary licenses.  The drawing did not disappoint several regional and multi-state operators who had partnered with sometimes hundreds of…

Cannabis Companies – Don’t Stop At Cannabis Regulation Compliance – Labor Code Compliance Is Also Essential

By: Associate Michael A. Carlin Complying with California’s regulations related to cannabis businesses can be challenging. However, it is important to keep in mind that compliance with the Department of Cannabis Control is only one aspect of the requirements imposed by California state law. Overlooking compliance with California’s labor code can result in cannabis businesses…

Zuber Lawler Instrumental in Socios Fan Token Sponsorships with 13 NFL Teams

Zuber Lawler client Socios has announced its partnership with 13 NFL teams. This announcement was a long time coming and based on a great deal of work in which we played an instrumental role.  Key contributors included: Josh Lawler, James Boyajian, Sarah Fernandez, Jennifer Kuhn, Dariya Cherkasskaya, and Renee Boyce.  We look forward to conducting…