Administrative Law

Grounds for License Denial, Discipline for Cannabis Licenses with Department of Food and Agriculture

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is one of three agencies that will be overseeing California's regulation of medical marijuana and cannabis. CDFA's responsibility is to create the "Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program" (Program) for implementing the commercial medical cultivation regulations and develop and manage a cannabis track-and-trace system. To Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation’s (BMC) Grounds for License Denial or Discipline

This blog is to discuss the grounds for license denial or discipline under the new Bureau of Medical Cannabis (“BMC”) draft regulations enacted pursuant to the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA). Purpose of Regulations Under MCRSA, the BMC (https://bmcr.ca.gov/) was created to license and regulate dispensaries, distributors, transporters, Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

Assembly Bill 1510 Proposes Licensing of Athletic Trainers

The state Assembly for California is presently considering a measure to license athletic trainers. Assembly Bill 1510, introduced by Assemblyperson, Matthew Dababneh, would enact the Athletic Training Practice Act ("Act"). It would provide for the licensure and regulation of athletic trainers. Portions of the Act specifies the requirements for licensure, including education, Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

Why am I being Investigated? Use 800(c) Inquiry to Find Out

Occasionally, licensees being investigated for potential violations of their respective practice acts are given advanced notice of the investigation by the licensing authority. When providing this notice, the investigating licensee agency may or may not be transparent regarding the nature of the investigation. Specifically, some licensing agencies are quite opaque; Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago