Los Angeles County Marijuana Collectives and Dispensaries Attorney
If you run a marijuana collective or dispensary, you are not just subject to state laws, but you must also deal with local jurisdictions. In Los Angeles County, local authorities are known to strictly enforce laws.
From time to time, County law enforcement will target dispensaries in sweeps to make sure that they are complying with all legal restrictions. If they spot violations, it could mean fines and possible jail time for the owners of the business. Recently, Los Angeles County has targeted dispensaries and their landlords for allegedly having their businesses in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
While nothing is a certainty in the marijuana business, the one thing that you can expect for sure is that Los Angeles County will always be on the lookout for regulatory violations by collectives and dispensaries. This is why you need an attorney to help you stay on the right side of the law.
This Is a New and Rapidly Changing Business
In many ways, you are in uncharted legal territory when you run any one of these businesses. The laws are relatively new, and businesses open all the time. You never quite know the local authorities’ agenda and how they will enforce the rules. At the same time, initial and annual licensing requirements are very strict. Penalties for failure to follow these rules can be strict. Since you are dealing with cannabis, the punishment for businesses that break the rules will be much harsher than the average business.
Contact a Los Angeles County Lawyer for Your Dispensary or Cultivation Business
At the Kaver Law Office, we keep close track of efforts to enforce local laws and work with our clients to make sure that they comply with the many rules and regulations. Contact us online or call us at (310) 620-6420, so we can help your cannabis dispensary or collective obtain a license or understand the laws.