17 Jun 2017

California Assembly Pushes Forward Sanctuary Bill Against Federal Cannabis Laws

Last week, the California Assembly pushed through a new bill that will prevent state and local police in California from helping federal enforcement of marijuana laws. According to Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, who authored the bill, the legislation will help protect California’s legal marijuana system from the federal government, and specifically the Trump administration, which has […]

07 Jun 2017

Los Angeles County Extends Marijuana Ban in Unincorporated Areas

The Board of Supervisors for LA County voted unanimously this week to extend the ban on marijuana businesses in unincorporated areas. Los Angeles County has prohibited any commercial marijuana activities in unincorporated areas since 2010. The original ban applied only to medical marijuana, but the ratification of Proposition 64 that legalized recreational marijuana prompted the […]

31 Mar 2017

Is Stoned Driving Safer Than Drunk Driving?

While no one is arguing that driving high on marijuana is a good idea, a federal study indicates that it may at least be safer than drinking and driving. According to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), when statistics are adjusted for factors like gender and age, there is little difference […]

28 Nov 2016

What a Landlord Can and Cannot Do in a California Eviction

What a Landlord Can and Cannot Do in a California Eviction In California, the only way to legally evict someone is by filing an “Unlawful Detainer” lawsuit. The laws governing eviction are very complicated and require landlords take specific steps for an eviction to be legal. A landlord MUST give notice to terminate California law […]

15 Nov 2016

Marijuana Arrests Drop in 2015 to Lowest Level Since 1996

Marijuana Arrests Drop in 2015 to Lowest Level Since 1996, Remain Higher than Violent Crime Arrests While the outdated claim that marijuana is a dangerous and highly addictive gateway drug has been largely discredited by decades of research, cannabis is still classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic by the federal government and people still face […]

07 Nov 2016

Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Period Ends

Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Period Ends November 7 The registration period for the mandated 2018 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery began on October 4, 2016 and ends on November, 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST. Online registration is available. The DV lottery allows nationals from eligible countries to apply for a green card outside of the […]