Press Releases

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...

08 May

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,...

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...

06 Mar

“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 issues in real time while fairly licensing, taxing and...

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...

07 Feb

Los Angeles Times Endorses Southern California Coalition’s Proposition M Set to Appear on Los Angeles Ballot this March

“Proposition M Would Give L.A.’s Legal Marijuana Industry the Comprehensive Oversight It Needs, Vote Yes” LOS ANGELES—Southern California Coalition (SCC)—the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization representing stakeholders across all licensing categories, advocacy organizations, minority groups, veterans, communities and others in Southern California—announced the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board endorsed its Proposition M ballot initiative. Proposition M provides the Los Angeles City Council and mayor with a flexible regulatory framework, so that the country’s largest cannabis marketplace—Los Angeles—can comprehensively and...

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