August 2017

Digital Assets and Estate Planning

It is important to recognize and identify digital assets in your estate planning.  Digital assets include digital files (stored through a cloud service or stored locally), websites, email, social media and other online accounts. You should consider preparing a current list of your online accounts and other digital assets to include with your estate planning documents. You should also consider providing your personal representatives (successor trustee, executor, DPOA agent) access to your passwords or the location of your passwords.

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State Withdraws MCRSA Regulations

As a result of the passage of the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on June 27, 2017, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Public Health, and Department of Food and Agriculture withdrew the proposed regulations developed under the prior Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) and the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act that were noticed for public comment on April 28th and May 5th of this year. The withdrawal was effective July 27th.
 

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Janssen Malloy LLP Supports Humboldt County Teen Court

Janssen Malloy LLP is proud to support Humboldt County Teen Court via financial donations and by mentoring teen court volunteers. Teen Court, a program run through he Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods, is a diversion program for first time juvenile offenders. Teen Court is run entirely by teens who are trained and volunteer to serve as jurors, attorneys, and the judge. Hearings are held biweekly on Thursdays throughout the year in the Humboldt County Superior Court.

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Recommending Medical Cannabis in California

The Compassionate Use Act of 1996 provided seriously ill Californians with the right to obtain and use cannabis for medical purposes when it has been recommended, under certain circumstances, by a physician who is the patient’s attending physician.  The recent passage of California’s Senate Bill 643 established a more comprehensive licensing and regulatory framework for the cultivation, manufacture, transportation, storage, distribution, and sale of medical cannabis.  With respect to physicians, the new law includes guidance and direction to the Medical Board of California (“MBC”).  

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Using Restraining Orders to Deal with Threatening Neighbors and Other Harassment

A frequent call a general practice attorney or law firm like Janssen Malloy LLP might receive, unfortunately, is from an individual who feels harassed because he or she has been threatened by a neighbor, coworker, or some other relation. The neighbor scenario can be particularly vexing, because all too often a disagreement about a property boundary line, easement, fence, or any number of issues that may arise between two neighboring landowners can and should be resolved informally, or in the worst cases, through routine civil litigation.  
 

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