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A summary of guidance and information for registering cannabis-related trademarks in California. Get the 2019 California Cannabis trademark guidelines brochure, costs, and links to official government services. In April 2019, The Secretary of State’s Office released new brochure with guidance and information for registering cannabis-related trademarks in California. You can download the full brochure from the California Cannabis Portal’s Business Resources page or click here to instantly download the Brochure PDF. Here are the highlights. CA Cannabis Trademark Definitions “Trademark” means

California Senate passed an urgent fix to cannabis banking that would disrupt the Federal banking system and allow the industry to bloom. But we're not there yet. Here's the latest on CA SB51 and where it is in the process of becoming law. The California Senate voted to pass a bill on May 22nd that would clear the path for limited state-chartered banks to provide cannabis banking services. The proposed law would weaken federal prohibition in The Golden State and

Where can you advertise marijuana in California? Marketing legal recreational and medical marijuana products in California has its challenges. Read tips for marketing marijuana in California in this simple guide covering PPC, social media and legal advertising strategies. Let's start with the legal guidelines impacting just about every type of ad strategy: Radio, cable, print, and digital ads can only be displayed where at least 71.6% of the audience is expected to be over the age of 21 - determined by

The Soko Cannabis Ball was the CBD event to be at in San Diego last Thursday night. Whether you are a consumer or are a professional in the industry, Soko Canna put on a can’t-miss event at the Sugar Factory. Besides the eye catching live art installations, CBD infused cocktails and even some pretty fantastic freebies, some of the most exciting parts of the event were the cannabis companies that were present. Here are some of the businesses we met and

Cannabis is officially legalized in 33 states for medicinal purposes, and in 10 states for recreational use. Both medical and recreational consumers alike are celebrating by lighting one, or a few, up in the sky while employers seem to be anxiously waiting how this revolution will affect their businesses. Many employers seem to have embraced the times while other remain strictly opposed. With the unemployment rate at a historic low of 3.9%, and the job-market seeking able-working employees to fill

With the cannabis industry continually evolving, it’s easy for its laws to get confusing. In 1996, California passed prop 215, the Compassionate Use Act, as the first state to legalize medical marijuana. With California’s 2016 approval of prop 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, cannabis is officially and legally recreational in the golden state. So, what do you do with your old doctor’s recommendations? And do you need the state issued medical marijuana card you keep hearing about? Both are

Meet five of the many cannabis entrepreneurs taking the industry by storm. These weedprenuers are leveraging their business success to spread awareness and erase the stigma around legal cannabis.   When an industry grows and becomes more successful, opportunities for entrepreneurs rise. The cannabis industry is no different. The legalization of recreational and medicinal cannabis has expanded dramatically over the last couple of years, and entrepreneurs are wasting no time taking advantage of these new opportunities. Here are just a few

Learn the basics about seven common licenses for commercial cannabis in California. View a comprehensive list of CA cannabis licenses at a glance. November 2016 marked a historic vote in California approving the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. With it came the legalization of cultivation, production, distribution, transportation and commercial sales of marijuana.  Although it is now legal in California, there are a lot of hurdles to jump through before you can legally participate in the

Many states with legalized recreational use of marijuana have experienced a shortage of compliant cannabis. Is weed shortage in California next? We are in a revolutionary chapter of the history of cannabis known as the “Green Rush.” A milestone moment occurred in late 2016 when Prop 64 passed in California to allow the sale of recreational cannabis use through a regulated market. Through the regulated market, the industry straightened its tie in many ways, including having its cannabis taxed and tested

Ready to join the green rush? We’re here to help with a basic understanding of marijuana and cannabis business entities in California. So, you’ve made the decision to join the cannabis industry and now you’re ready to take the first steps towards starting your business. Congratulations, cannabis entrepreneur! With so much change happening within the industry- legalization, new regulations, tax reform, and an excess of new license and permit requirements - it’s no surprise there’s a laundry list of questions that