HK Cannabis Law Newsletter – May 15, 2020

In today’s newsletter, El Dorado County’s new cannabis ordinance, a landowner in Calaveras County is held liable for environmental crimes, potential relief from Section 280E, and more.


  • A Calaveras County judge holds landowner liable for environmental crimes related to cannabis grow.

  • Cannabis businesses may find relief from Section 280E in Section 471(c).

  • An update on El Dorado County: The Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance limiting cultivation to the six plants allowed under the AUMA, but included this important exception.

  • Santa Clara County is expunging more than 11,500 convictions for cannabis offenses.

  • Cannabis industry snapshot report shows that market stabilization and continued demand are helping wholesale prices.

  • Alternatives to bankruptcy for cannabis companies.

  • Having problems meeting contractual obligations due to COVID-19? Contract law may provide relief.

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