Yorkville, CA asked in Contracts, Business Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California

Q: have lease agreement for weed cultivation license. Bureau of canna control said subletting is illegal Is contract void?

I was unable to move forward with business and now owner claims I still owe him for the remainder of the contract. Does he have any grounds to come after me or can I walk away?

2 Lawyer Answers
Shawn R. Jackson
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  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Well, the first step is to have an attorney of your choice review the agreement, relevant facts and communications between the parties ... and then to schedule a free initial consultation ... let me know your thoughts ... thank you.

Scott Wilsdon
Scott Wilsdon
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law Lawyer
  • Carmel, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I agree with the advice already given about the importance of sitting down with a lawyer to review your agreement. The only additional point I would make is that current regulations governing licensed cannabis operations prohibit subletting. (Cal. Code Regs. Title 4, Section 15000.4; effective 9/27/2021).

Yelena Gurevich agrees with this answer

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