California Cannabis Social Equity and the Dormant Commerce Clause

As California takes steps toward interstate commerce for cannabis, the dormant Commerce Clause to the United States Constitution can potentially interfere with many state and local social equity provisions designed to ameliorate the damage caused by the War on Drugs. In this article for the Daily Journal published on April 27, Shay takes a look […]

Shay Speaks with Alameda County Lawyer Podcaster Louis Goodman

Shay recently sat down with Louis Goodman, a lawyer podcaster focused on Alameda County California attorneys, to discuss the practice of law in California and the practice of cannabis law in particular. Click the below link for a stream of the interview: Source:

Local Bans Encourage Illicit Market

According to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider, U.S. states with fewer licensed cannabis retail stores per capita are less effective at disrupting illicit market sales than are jurisdictions where shops are more widely available. The report estimates, “States with roughly 20 to 40 legal regulated stores per 100,000 residents, […]

Shay to Co-Moderate Cannabis Social Equity Panel on September 28

Join Shay as he co-moderates, with San Francisco Office of Cannabis Associate Director of Enforcement, Tanisha Gooch, on September 28 a panel presented by the Cannabis Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco to discuss Cannabis Social Equity in Northern California. Eugene Hillsman, the California Department of Cannabis Control Deputy Director of Equity […]

Shay Named to Daily Journal’s Top 20 California Cannabis Lawyers 2022

The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal has named Shay Aaron Gilmore to its list of the Top 20 Cannabis Lawyers in California for 2022. The annual series recognizes elite lawyers in the state who have achieved significant victories for clients, given back to their communities and are considered leaders in the practice of cannabis law. […]

California Cannabis Tax Reform Coming

With six separate bills addressing cannabis tax reform – AB 2506 (Quirk/Lackey), AB 2792 (B. Rubio), SB 1074 (McGuire), SB 1281 (Bradford), SB 1293 (Bradford), and SB 1336 (Wiener) – introduced in the California Legislature this session, and after seeing the Governor’s May Revision to the Budget last week, it’s safe to say we can […]

Shay to Present Legal Education Program May 18

Shay will join an all-star panel of legal practitioners and cannabis regulators on May 18 for “Smokin’ Hot Topics in California Cannabis Law”, a legal education program presented by the Alameda County Bar Association Cannabis & Hemp Law Section. Shay will lead a conversation with Pamela Epstein (California Cannabis Industry Association Board President and ACBA […]

BASF Presents 4th Annual Cannabis Conference November 18

Bringing together top-notch legal practitioners from private practice, in-house, and government, the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Cannabis Law Section will present its 4th Annual Cannabis Conference from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, November 18. This year’s annual event will feature panels discussing cannabis appellations, alternative dispute resolution, and agency consolidation in California […]

Shay to Present at Cannabis Legal & Finance Workshop on November 10

On November 10, as part of City College of San Francisco’s (CCSF) Extension Fall 2021 Workshop Curriculum, as an adjunct to CCSF’s first-of-its kind Cannabis Studies Program, Shay, alongside fellow San Francisco attorney Lara DeCaro, will present an introduction to the legal and finance concepts every cannabis entrepreneur should know. Shay will also discuss the […]

Shay to Speak at November 3 Alameda County Bar Association Panel

As part of its Barristers Career Series for new lawyers, the Alameda County Bar Association will bring together Northern California legal practitioners on November 3 at 5 p.m. for a panel to discuss what it’s like to practice law in different kinds of law offices or as a solo practitioner, how to succeed as a […]