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 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 land marked marijuana cases, which resulted in many cities and counties, allowing marijuana businesses. The positions in local government which 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.