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03 Jun

The Leaf Online: Coalition seeks fast action, smooth transition in cannabis policy

The largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization in Southern California led its members, along with backers, supporters, and endorsers of Proposition M in sending a letter calling on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council to begin taking immediate steps to implement Proposition M’s framework while simultaneously halting any further actions under the City’s broken Proposition D. The letter — authored by Southern California Coalition’s President and Co-Founder Virgil Grant and Executive Director Adam Spiker —...

31 May

LA Weekly: Law Would Censor Pot Ads That Appear to Woo Children

One of the biggest fears among marijuana legalization opponents has been the possibility that more children and teenagers could become pot users in states where recreational cannabis is made legally available to adults. So far the jury is still out on whether this has been the case in recreational states like Colorado. But it was a prominent issue in the campaign for and against California’s Proposition 64, which was passed by voters in November. Opponents said California’s legalization initiative, which...

30 May

LA Weekly:Cannabis Businesses Seek Protection From Raids Before Legalization

In March, L.A. voters overwhelmingly approved Measure M, which requires the City Council to regulate legal marijuana. By empowering the city to license and tax pot companies, Measure M was designed to formalize the city’s legitimate marijuana industry, while giving companies the legal foundation they need to operate and grow. Measure M repealed Proposition D, which took effect in 2013 and gave 135 dispensaries in the city “limited immunity” from prosecution. While voters have approved creating an above-ground marijuana industry, the...

26 May

SCC Interim Registry Statement

Southern California Coalition Commends Los Angeles City Councilmember Koretz for His Decisive Action in Moving the World’s Most Comprehensive Cannabis Regulatory Framework Forward    Koretz Motion Introduced Creates a Notice of Intent to Register for Interim Provisional Licensing for Los Angeles’ Cannabis Businesses While Proposition M Is Implemented in Full    LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition—the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization located in the world’s largest cannabis marketplace, Southern California, and majority funders and backers of Proposition M, the world’s most comprehensive...

26 May

Councilmember Koretz Interim Registry

Southern California Coalition Commends Los Angeles City  Councilmember Koretz for His Decisive Action in Moving the World’s Most Comprehensive Cannabis Regulatory Framework Forward  Koretz Motion Introduced Creates a Notice of Intent to Register for Interim Provisional Licensing for Los Angeles’ Cannabis Businesses While Proposition M Is Implemented in Full  LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition—the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization located in the world’s largest cannabis marketplace, Southern California, and majority funders and backers of Proposition M, the world’s most comprehensive legalization...

19 May

LA Weekly: Rogue Marijuana Dispensaries Cause Conflict With Legit Pot Shops

Donnie Anderson says it took weeks of driving to count the pot dispensaries in City Council District 8, which covers much of South Central Los Angeles. The team found two shops granted “limited immunity” by the city, but they were vastly outnumbered by 133 of what Anderson calls “rogue shops.” As partial owner of Med X, one of the two dispensaries in the district that are trying to follow the rules, it bothers Anderson that scores of other less conscientious...

12 May

Mandatory Minimums Statement

Largest, Most Inclusive Cannabis Trade Industry Association in Southern California Releases Statement on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Ordering Federal Prosecutors to Pursue Toughest Possible Sentences Against Non-Violent Offenders LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization located in the world’s largest cannabis marketplace, Southern California, issued the following statement on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ memorandum ordering federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest possible sentences for certain nonviolent drug offenders. Statement by Virgil Grant, president and co-founder of Southern...

05 May

SCC-GLACA Press Release

Nation’s Oldest Continually Operating Medical Cannabis Trade Organization to Merge with Largest, Most Inclusive Cannabis Trade Industry Association in World’s Largest Cannabis Market  The Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance to Merge with Southern California Coalition  SCC Now Represents the Largest Number of Pre-ICO and Proposition D-Compliant Dispensaries in LA and Is the Only Cannabis Trade Organization Representing Every Sector of the Emerging Cannabis Industry in SoCal Under One Umbrella  LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization...

18 Apr

Entrepreneur: California Strikes Back: Proposed Law Bans Locals from Working with Feds on Pot Crackdown

Looking for a way to battle against a potential crackdown by the Trump Administration on legalized marijuana, California lawmakers have turned to another area where they don’t always see eye-to-eye with officials in Washington. Taking a page from laws creating sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants, a group of lawmakers have submitted a bill that bans California law enforcement from working with federal authorities if they attempt to take action against marijuana grow facilities or dispensaries that operate legally under state law....

03 Apr

Forbes: California Could Become The Cannabis Industry’s Safe Haven

Facing a potential cannabis crackdown by federal forces, politicians in one of the nation’s most pot-friendly states want to ensure that both industry and residents will have some legal room to breathe. If passed, California Assembly Bill 1578 would take steps to protect the state’s legal cannabis operations from being busted by federal enforcers, a scenario that new U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Sessions hinted could occur down the road. Like similar legislation being considered to create immigration “sanctuary” in certain cities for undocumented persons who live...

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