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* Warning: The California legal cannabis laws require highly specialized compliance in all aspects of owning or operating a cannabis business for the tenant as well as the landlord. In addition, Federal laws conflict with California laws on many issues, including the Federal Tax restrictions or preclusions on the deductibility of cost/expenses (IRC 280E). You must not only plan for this but you will need to structure your business, entities, business lines of business or activities, to optimize for tax efficiencies. This may require separate entities for separate legal purposes, and strict accounting systems requiring operational (real-time perpetual) efficiencies in addition to track and trace reporting systems. All income for all activities whether legal or illegal under IRC 61 are reportable income, however, the ordinary and necessary expenses offsetting such income under IRC 162, however, with a Cannabis tax return, pursuant to IRC 280E, are not permitted to deduct as IRC 162 expense items realized from illegal activities including Cannabis, as the Federal government unlike California, regard same as illegal as a controlled substance. General deductions are generally allowed for the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), but impeccable records must be kept, and restrictions apply. Some expenses usually for separated activities which are not considered illegal, for example education, caregiving or paraphernalia, or a separate operation for merchandise may be allowable, but not from the sales of cannabis.

* Even your need to lease or acquire a real estate location for the appropriate license(s), will require a specialized lease and or landlord declaration,  prior to making an application for licensure.

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5. How can we address Illegal Unlawful Breach/Defaults;
6. How can we address Unlawful Use Breach/Defaults;
7. How can we address compliance with local & California law;
8. Should we, and to what extent, have a Tenant share in pass-thrus/CAM Charges;
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11. Should there be more than one licensee per parcel;
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