Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Q1. What Territories Do You Serve?

A1. California

Q2. Why Use Us?

A2. We are pioneers in this marijuana field and specialize in it. Many other lawyers are generalists or specialize in other law and just take on marijuana clients as an after thought. We know how to serve you best since this is all we do.

Q3. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

A3. Marijuana, although legalized in many states, it is still not legal on the federal level. With that, there are many challenges that may transpire as you start and maintain your business. The fastest way to get in a financial or criminal problem is to not have some one to advise you on how to correctly do things. Sure, you could wing it, fail and risk a lot of other legal complications as a result. Why take such a careless risk. An ounce of prevention always beats a pound of cure any day. Let us make sure you are minimizing as much risk as possible.

Terminology Definitions

Q1. What are Marijuana Dispensaries?

A1. A dispensary sells cannabis for medicinal uses to patients or consumers in a legal setting. The cannabis dispensary is a location that is regulated by the state to dispense and sell medical marijuana, cannabis-containing products, and equipment needed to utilize cannabis.

Typically, consumers entering the premises must be 18 years of age or older. Most medical marijuana dispensaries are set up like a doctor’s office and feature a waiting room or a dividing wall that affords patients with privacy while discussing their medical needs with the establishment’s trained cannabis personnel and deciding on what to purchase.

Q2. What are Marijuana Collectives?

A2. While marijuana dispensaries are typically for-profit entities that sell marijuana to anyone who can legally possess it (over twenty-one in recreational states) and in medicinal states will also sell to those with a valid medical marijuana card, but the “profit” changes.

Many states don’t allow medical marijuana dispensaries to be for-profit. In Arizona, for example, Proposition 203 mandates that all medical marijuana dispensaries be formed as non-profit entities. Collectives are often non-profits that involve a group of people working together for a common goal. Some collectives do ask for a “donation” rather than payment or offer membership. That’s a sign too.

Collectives typically involve the following: 1) A membership agreement 2) The mission of the collective 3) Agreements between members in regards to things like transportation and cultivation 4) Profits that are not distributed to the members (those involved, assuming they’re not volunteers, earn a salary but they’re not allowed to put extraneous profits in their pockets)

Q3. What are Marijuana Co-Ops?

A3. Cooperative, also called co-op, is often used to refer to a group of patients or medical marijuana users who join together in one place for legal access to cannabis.The group is also often referred to as a marijuana collective.

Within the cooperative, users can attain concentrates, edibles, cannabis plants, and other paraphernalia used for cannabis use. Many cooperatives encourage medical marijuana users to work together to grow cannabis plants. The medical marijuana users share the expense, work, and labor in a common grow area.

Q4. What are Marijuana Grow-Ops?

A4. The term ‘grow op’ is short for Grow Operation. It is a common expression used by law enforcement and in the media to refer to residential homes that are growing marijuana indoors. However, when used by those in the cannabis cultivation industry, the term simply refers to a facility, individual, or business engaged in growing and selling marijuana.

Due to its extensive use by police, the word grow op is viewed by the general public to have a negative connotation, even when it is being used to refer to a licensed producer’s facility. Other words for grow op are ‘grow show’ (positive connotation) or simply ‘grow room’ (neutral connotation).

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