Licensing agencies for the State of California under AUMA, and state and local governing bodies under MCRSA may restrict persons with certain prior criminal convictions from obtaining licenses to establish or manage cannabis-based businesses. The following are the guidelines expected to commence in 2018:
|SB-643/B&P Code §144 (New Licenses)||B&P Code §26057(b)(5)|
|DOJ Fingerprint Submission Required||DOJ Fingerprint Submission Required|
|Denial is purely discretionary.||Denial is discretionary w/ statutory guide.|
|Applicant may be denied with prior offense:
“substantially related to qualifications, functions, or duties of business”
A committee will consider ANY Felony:
|Denial possible if prior offense is: “substantially related to the business” including:
There is hope for entrepreneurs interested in the cannabis industry, even those with a criminal record. Multiple methods are available for relief including: Conviction Reduction and Record Expungement. 420 College is committed to helping a diverse client base to achieve business success and offers assistance in obtaining judicial relief to prospective license applicants as part of our comprehensive Licensing Application Preparation Service. Our knowledgeable Business Services team considers the individual needs of each client and develops an application strategy to help facilitate approval. Some of our fully-integrated services include:
Consultation and with leading cannabis professional and licensed attorney;
Review of court documents, and legal research to determine eligibility for relief;
Contact with CA Courts, Probation Departments, and other agencies to retrieve documents;
Assistance with preparation of Petitions/Applications for relief (expungement/reduction);
Drafting competent cover letters for State/Local Licensing Applications and Appeals.
Contact Marijuana Business Law Group for an individual consultation and increase your likelihood of approval!