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Marijuana in your Community Association: To Regulate or Not to Regulate?

Posted by Page Carlee on May 13, 2020 8:15:00 AM

As more states legalize the use of Marijuana there may be some special considerations your community association should address. Marijuana's medicinal properties began to change the playing field and now both medical and recreational marijuana is legal in several states including California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, Illinois, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts.  There are still plenty of laws limiting where and when marijuana can be present or used and it may affect common areas in your community sooner than you think.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Legal, HOA | Condo Amenity and Common Areas

Why Your HOA Cannot Restrict Access to the 2020 Census

Posted by Annette Byrd, CMCA®, PCAM® on Apr 1, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Many HOA and Condo associations implement restricted access measures to help ensure the safety and security of their homeowners and community property. These measures, such as gated entries, closed-circuit cameras, and even security officers, are all in place to prohibit unwanted solicitors or intruders from disturbing your community's residents. It's important to know however, that the 2020 Census is currently underway and although your members may feel that they would rather not be bothered by Census representatives, denying entry to these representatives is actually illegal and can put your community at a disadvantage.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Legal, HOA | Condo Homeowner Responsibilities & Education, HOA | Condo Other

Does Your State Require Community Association Managers to be Licensed? What HOA Boards Need to Know

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM® on Jan 22, 2020 8:15:00 AM

There are currently eight states and the District of Columbia that require Community Association Manager (CAM) to be licensed. These states include:

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Topics: HOA | Condo Legal

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