Experience & Expertise


James Deaguilera is uniquely qualified. As a former City Manager and Planning Director, James provides professional advice for the cannabis industry. James ensures compliance with state and local marijuana laws and has the expertise to obtain the required city and state licenses.

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About James


James DeAguilera is at the forefront of the implementation of the State of California's cannabis licensing law. James is a former City Planning Director and former City Manager. He has the background and experience with California's Marijuana laws and with the city's zoning issues which relate to obtaining the required licenses for cannabis operations. James DeAguilera handled marijuana cases in the courts and worked with the cities since shortly after the passage of the Medical Marijuana Program Act in 2003. He handled landmarked marijuana cases, which resulted in many cities and counties, allowing marijuana businesses.

The positions in local government that James has held include City Planning Director and Assistant City Manager in the City of Loma Linda. City Manager for the City of Adelanto. San Bernardino County Environmental Review Board Officer, Inland Valley Development Agency Planning Officer in charge of the Redevelopment of Norton Air Force Base and Special Counsel/Consultant to the City of Los Angeles Redevelopment Agency. James has been a speaker at the annual conferences of both the American Planning Association and California State Bar on zoning and environmental issues.