It can be an incredibly stressful and disheartening experience for a business owner to learn that their cannabis business is under disciplinary action. The regulations and requirements imposed by the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) are strict and can be difficult to understand and follow for even the most experienced cannabis entrepreneurs. Furthermore, disciplinary action can lead to harsh penalties, and business owners may also face public scrutiny and damage to their reputation if the investigation becomes public knowledge.
At Purdy & Bailey, LLP, we understand the challenges that come with being on the receiving end of an accusation from the DCC. We sympathize with your plight and are here to help guide you through this process so that it goes as smoothly as possible. With our depth of experience with cannabis business law, we are committed to protecting your rights every step of the way while helping you navigate whatever disciplinary action may come your way.
What Are the Potential Consequences of a DCC Disciplinary Action?
The potential consequences of a DCC disciplinary action can be severe and far-reaching, including:
- License Suspension
- License Revocation
- License Denial
- Criminal Charges
In addition to these legal repercussions, being disciplined by the DCC can also lead to public scrutiny and damage to a business’s reputation in both local and industry circles. This can make it difficult for businesses to attract customers, partners, and investors in the future.
Can I Appeal a DCC Citation or Disciplinary Notice?
At Purdy & Bailey, LLP, we understand the potential harm that DCC disciplinary actions could have on your business, and we are committed to protecting your rights throughout this process while helping you navigate any disciplinary action that comes your way.
One of the most serious potential consequences of a DCC disciplinary action is license suspension or revocation. If a business’s license is suspended or revoked due to violations of state regulations or other infractions, they will no longer be able to operate legally within California’s cannabis industry until their license is reinstated.
Thankfully, there may be options for appealing a citation or disciplinary notice issued by the DCC if you feel it was unjustified or excessive in its severity. The Administrative Procedure Act (APA) provides you with the right to appeal the DCC's decisions during an administrative hearing. An experienced cannabis lawyer can assist you in filing an appeal and representing your case in front of the Cannabis Control Appeals Panel (CCAP). The appeals process is challenging, however, and the requirements for appeal can be strict and unyielding. It's imperative that you consult an experienced cannabis lawyer who can help you to successfully navigate the process.
If your cannabis business is under disciplinary action by the Department of Cannabis Control, it’s important to take swift action to protect your rights and interests throughout this process. At Purdy & Bailey, LLP, we understand just how stressful this situation can be for cannabis business owners, and we are here to help guide you through every step of the way. With our expertise in cannabis business law, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected no matter what disciplinary action comes your way.
Contact us online or call us at (858) 360-7080 to learn more about how we can help with any DCC disciplinary actions against your cannabis business or help you to remain compliant and avoid disciplinary actions altogether.