Cannabis Licensing in Southern California.

» Transactional law specific to cannabis

» In-house real estate brokerage available exclusively to clients of puzzle group to identify and acquire green-zone cannabis real estate.

» Preparing merit-based applications

» Negotiating leases for cannabis facilities

» Operating agreements for cannabis businesses

» State licensing and litigation

Our Firm has a wealth of experience in successfully acquiring licenses for cannabis businesses in Southern California, including winning 4 of 20 dispensary licenses issued by the City of Santa Ana in 2015, two dispensary licenses in Long Beach and one in Bellflower. We have acquired warehouse buildings for cultivation, manufacturing and distribution in Lynwood and Cudahy.  Mr. Herzberg has successfully completed eight cannabis facilities in Southern California totaling more than two hundred thousand square feet by the end of 2017.

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Our Firm has a wealth of experience in successfully acquiring licenses for cannabis businesses in Southern California

Our expertise includes sourcing cannabis real estate, governmental affairs, municipal and land use law, drafting ordinances, obtaining municipal licenses, preparing winning, merit-based applications, transactional law specific to cannabis ...continue

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Aaron Herzberg is a strategist, corporate lawyer, cannabis policy expert, and entrepreneur specializing in California’s legal cannabis industry. Recognized for his influence, Herzberg has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times for his insight into the emerging cannabis industry. more


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The Puzzle Group Law Firm
1149 S. Hill Street, Suite 425
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 429-7071
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Los Angeles Cannabis Licensing Seminar

McAllister Garfield, P.C., along with Puzzle Group Law Firm, Brookhollow Ventures, Cannavisor, and Interior Architects Presents: Los Angeles Phase II Licensing Seminar and Networking Mixer When: Monday August 13th at 6:00 pm Where: LA Athletic Club 431 W. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90014 Click Here to Register Learn how to: Navigate the Social Equity …

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Southern California Cannabis Licensing Update

CITY OF LOS ANGELES PHASE II APPLICATION UPDATE Earlier this week, the City committed to making applications available on July 18 and to begin accepting Phase II on August 1. The window to submit will remain open for thirty days. As a refresher, the City’s Department of Cannabis Regulations is approaching permitting in three phases: …

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Update on Cannabis Licensing in Los Angeles

City of Los Angeles Update Non-Retail Licensing: Our sources indicate that the application period for non-retail license applications for cultivation, distribution, manufacturing, and laboratory testing will being in early May. It is anticipated that the City will allow roughly 3-4 weeks for applicants to submit their applications once the application is released. Retail: Retail licensing …

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