Legal Resources for Cannabis Businesses
Preparation is key to success in resolving any legal problem. The more information you have about a legal issue, the more likely that you are to succeed. Below is a comprehensive list of news and legal resources.
1. Advocacy OrganizationsACLU/San Diego and Imperial Counties Americans for Safe Access Amnesty International Appellate Defenders California Cannabis Industry Association California Innocence Project California NORML: Dedicated to Reforming California Marijuana Laws La Raza Lawyers of California Marijuana Policy Project National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys National Council for Aging Care/Medical Marijuana Guide NORML: Working to Reform Marijuana Laws San Diego NORML San Diego NORML Facebook
2. Bar AssociationsAmerican Bar Association Federal Bar Association International Cannabis Bar Association San Diego County Bar Association San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association San Diego North County Bar Association
3. Business BrokerGreenlife Business Group, Inc.
4. California State Cannabis AgenciesCalifornia Cannabis Cultivation License California Cannabis Distribution License California Cannabis Events License California Cannabis Laws California Cannabis Manufacturing License California Cannabis Retail (Storefront and Delivery) Licenses California Cannabis Testing Laboratory License California Medical Marijuana Gudelines (August 2008) Cannabis Tax Law from the Franchise Tax Board CannaConnect Compliance Hub Department of Cannabis Control State Water Board Cannabis Cultivation Programs Tax Guide for Cannabis Businesses
5. California Agencies General InformationCalifornia Board of Parole Hearings California Business Name Reservations California Employer Services Online Business Entities Portal California Franchise Tax Board California Legislative Information California State Attorney General’s Office Starting A Business Checklist
6. California State CourtsCalifornia Courts of Appeal San Diego Superior Court Supreme Court of California
7. City of San Diego CannabisApply for a Business Tax Certificate City Cannabis Information
8. County of San Diego OfficesMedical Marijuana Identification Card San Diego County Business Licenses San Diego County Cannabis San Diego County District Attorney
9. Federal Agencies & PoliciesCole Memorandum on Marijuana Enforcement (August 2013) Cole Memorandum on Marijuana Related Financial Crimes (February 2014) FinCEN Memo for Cannabis Business (February 2014) DEA/San Diego Division FBI/San Diego Division Federal Trafficking Penalties United States Department of Justice
10. Federal CourtsSupreme Court of the United States United States District Court/Southern District of California United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
11. Legal ResearchFindLaw San Diego Law Library List of Legal Websites via San Diego Law Library
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