Press Releases

25 Mar

Guidance From a Top Labor Lawyer of COVID-19 Employee Issues

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

24 Mar

Department of Cannabis Regulation to Offer Guidance on Cash Payments

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

21 Mar

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

19 Mar

State Benefits Offered to Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Pending COVID-19 Bills

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

22 Nov

SCC Calls for Investigation in Response to CDTFA Tax Hikes

The Southern California Coalition Response To The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Rate Increases The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (the CDTFA) announced two egregious rate increases yesterday. The first is an adjustment of the mark-up rate for the excise tax calculation from a 60% to 80% a 20% increase, which given the state of the California Cannabis Market is not only unfair, but unconscionable. Wretched market conditions, much of it created by the exorbitant...

26 Jul

Leading California Cannabis Industry Trade Associations Collaborate to Create Powerful Political Voice and Unify World’s Largest Cannabis Market

Leading California Cannabis Industry Trade Associations Collaborate to Create Powerful Political Voice and Unify World’s Largest Cannabis Market   Los Angeles – California Growers Association (CalGrowers) and Southern California Coalition (SoCal Coalition) announced a new collaboration aimed at bringing together the Northern and Southern California’s cannabis industries, closing existing educational gaps among regulators and decisions makers at the state, county and city level, and improving cross-communications and political organizing within the cannabis industry. The...

08 Feb

Southern California Coalition Unites the Voice of the Cannabis Industry at Crucial Time

Expands Board to Include More of Cali’s Best Operators and Brands   Board to Ensure Small Businesses Are Not Pushed Out of Marketplace by Big Business, Will of Voters Is Upheld and Patients Have Safe Access to Life-Saving Medicinal Treatments   LOS ANGELESSouthern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization representing every aspect of the maturing cannabis industry in Southern California, announced the expansion of its board of directors, which now includes more...

31 Oct

Southern California Coalition and California Minority Alliance Comment on LA City Council’s Effort to Move City’s Cannabis Regulations Forward

LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization in Southern California and California Minority Alliance, a nonprofit cannabis organization dedicated to providing education, economic opportunities, and awareness of issues to support minority participation in the medical cannabis and emerging adult-use cannabis industries, issued the following statement on the Los Angeles City Council’s efforts to move cannabis regulations forward in the city. ________________________________________________________________ Statement...

11 Jul

Southern California Coalition Issues Commentary & Proposed Solutions Regarding the City of Los Angeles’ Social Equity Program Mandated Under Proposition M

Program to Help Ensure Persons and Communities Disproportionately Impacted by Cannabis Enforcement Can Participate in and Benefit from  California’s State-Legal Cannabis Industry LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization in Southern California, issued the following commentary and proposed solutions to Los Angeles City Council regarding the City of Los Angeles’s social equity program and its implementation under Proposition M, the world’s most comprehensive legalization regulatory framework. ________________________________________ Southern California Coalition’s Proposition M’s Social Equity Program Commentary and Proposed...

08 Jun

Southern California Coalition Issues Statement on the City of Los Angeles’ Draft Cannabis Regulations

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 the release of the City of Los Angeles’ draft regulations governing commercial cannabis activity. Statement by Virgil Grant, president and co-founder of Southern California Coalition:  We thank the Los Angeles City Council, Council President Wesson, Jr., and Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Paul Koretz, and Nury Martinez for their leadership in moving Proposition M forward, and we...

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