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Hash Oil Extraction License

Hash Oil Extraction License – What you need to know   Many are surprised that there is such as thing (or will be) as a hash oil extraction license.  By now you may already know that the cultivation, selling, transportation, and manufacturing of cannabis related products will be a legal and regulated activity in California.  Therefore, the hash oil extraction license will be available. But until January of 2018, this activity remains illegal. What you need to know is that these licenses will be very specific and the requirements in obtaining them will necessitate strict compliance.   Before we jump into the topic however, know...

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Can the Police Search My Car for Marijuana or Alcohol?

Marijuana and a gavel together for many legal concepts on the drug.

If you are a California resident, you no doubt have heard by now that California voters have legalized the recreational use and possession of small amounts of marijuana, effective immediately. And alcohol has of course been legal since the end of Prohibition. So why would a police officer ever have reason to search your car or vehicle for evidence of marijuana or alcohol? Because numerous situations remain in which you might face criminal charges based on the presence of alcohol or marijuana in your vehicle, including: Driving while intoxicated Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) Open container laws Possession...

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Concentrates and Extraction Law; Are they All Drug Labs?

Concentrates and Extraction Law As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, so do the definitions of "drug labs".  Recently, a highly-regarded testing lab was raided in Pasadena--resulting in two arrests for the illegal manufacturing of concentrates.  If the arrests had anything to do with illegal concentrates and extraction methods, does that mean everyone who makes dabs fall under California's manufacturing lab statute? This brings up several questions that have many in the industry wondering where is the line between professional concentrates makers, cannabis testing labs, and BHO labs. Where Medicine and the Law Crash To put this problem into a larger context, consider the following:  Patients that are...

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Do Drug Charges Show on Criminal Background Checks?

Criminal Background Checks California's Central Criminal Records Repository All fifty states, including California, has a central repository where criminal records are stored. Upon arrest or conviction, local law enforcement agencies and courts are supposed to transmit the information to the repository. California's central records repository is located at the Department of Justice. The repository is tasked with maintaining the records and limiting their dissemination to the public, as laws have been passed in California to greatly limit access with few exceptions. Private employers still often want to check the background of employees and many procure records in other ways. A recent survey revealed...

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