Press Releases

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

SCC Statement on Draft Regs

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,...

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...

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...

31 Mar

Mayor Garcetti Letter on Prop M

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COALITION CALLS ON L.A. MAYOR AND  L.A. CITY COUNCIL TO BEGIN IMPLEMENTING PROPOSITION M; HALT ANY FURTHER ACTION UNDER CITY’S INTRINSICALLY BROKEN CANNABIS ORDINANCE: PROPOSITION D  LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization in Southern California, led its members, along with backers, supporters, and endorsers of Proposition M in a letter calling on the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council to begin taking immediate steps to implement Proposition M’s framework while...

07 Mar

SCC Election Night Release FINAL

LOS ANGELES PASSES THE WORLD’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE LEGALIZATION MEASURE Game-Changing Measure to Serve As a Model for Nation, California,  States, and Counties  LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization in the world’s largest cannabis marketplace, Southern California, announced that its recent efforts spearheaded in concert with the Los Angeles City Council has resulted in the passing of the world’s most comprehensive legalization measure—Proposition M. Proposition M is a holistic approach to legalization, which provides Los Angeles City...

06 Mar

SCC LA Prop M Election Night Advisory

“YES ON M” ELECTION NIGHT WATCH AND VICTORY PARTY CELEBRATION LOS ANGELES—On Election Night, Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization in ‘SoCal,’ will be joined by Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson and others for a “Yes on M” Election Night Watch and Victory Party at Bonaventure Brewery Co. in Los Angeles. Proposition M, spearheaded by Los Angeles City Council and SCC is a holistic approach to legalization that provides Los Angeles City Council with a comprehensive, yet fluid regulatory framework to address...

28 Feb

LARGEST CANNABIS INDUSTRY TRADE ASSOCIATION IN ‘SOCAL’ ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA GROWERS ASSOCIATION’S BACKING OF PRECEDENT-SETTING PROPOSITION M IN LOS ANGELES

Win-Win Ballot Initiative to Help Protect Cultivators, Small Business Owners, Law Enforcement and Communities in World’s Largest Cannabis Market LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization in Southern California, announced the California Growers Association’s (CGA) endorsement of its Proposition M ballot initiative, which lays out a sensible path forward to fairly license, permit and regulate each sector of the cannabis industry, including cultivators to grow cannabis in the City of Los Angeles in a safe, professional...

08 Feb

NAACP ENDORSES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COALITION AND PROPOSITION M—THE COUNTRY’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE AND INCLUSIVE LEGALIZATION FRAMEWORK TO BE VOTED ON

Ballot Initiative to Address Massive Inequality Issues Facing the Cannabis Sector, Provides Millions to City Services, Grants Local Citizens a Say in Neighborhood Decisions LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization in nation’s largest state-legal cannabis market, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced the Los Angeles Chapter of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization has endorsed SCC’s goal to create a more inclusive cannabis sector through responsible...

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