Press Releases

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

SCC Issues Statement on the City of Los Angeles’ Draft Cannabis Regulations

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,...

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...

26 May

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 measure—issued the following statements regarding Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz’s introduction of a motion to create a notice of intent...

12 May

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 California Coalition: This is a direct attack on social justice and equality. The Sessions’ memo takes a new Jim Crow approach that does not work. These failed policies will...

05 May

The Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance to Merge with Southern California Coalition

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 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 located in the world’s largest cannabis marketplace, Southern California, and The...

31 Mar

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 simultaneously halting any further actions under the City’s broken Proposition D. The letter—authored by SCC’s President and...

07 Mar

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 ANGELESSouthern California Coalition (SCC), the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization in the worlds 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 measureProposition M. Proposition M is a holistic approach...

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