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03 Mar

LA INDEPENDENT: Municipal elections set in L.A., West Hollywood

Voters in West Hollywood and Los Angeles will go to the polls March 7 to elect members of their respective city councils as well as Los Angeles school board members and members of the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. Los Angeles voters also will vote for mayor and four ballot measures. A fifth measure, Measure H, would raise the county sales tax a quarter-cent for 10 years. It was placed on the ballot by the Los Angeles County Board of...

03 Mar

THE WAVE NEWSPAPER: Los Angeles municipal election to be held March 7

LOS ANGELES — Voters in Culver City and Los Angeles will go to the polls March 7. Los Angeles voters will be voting for mayor and eight of 15 City Council seats as well as members of the Los Angeles school board and the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees. Los Angeles voters also will vote on four ballot measures. A fifth measure, Measure H, would raise the county sales tax a quarter-cent for 10 years. It was placed on the ballot...

02 Mar

SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY: Could L.A.’s Prop. M Lead to Cannabis Reform?

Virgil Grant, a longtime cannabis-industry player and co-founder of the Southern California Coalition (SCC), gets right to the point when I ask him about Proposition M. “This is the most progressive and influential ordinance that I’ve ever been involved with in the history of this industry,” he says. With Los Angeles residents set to vote March 7, Prop. M reflects the efforts of the SCC to finally bring comprehensive, sensible cannabis regulations to a city widely regarded as the No. 1 marijuana...

02 Mar

MARIJUANA.COM: Measure M and LA’s Growing Marijuana Industry

Last November, the wise and astute voters of California said “Yes” to Proposition 64 and the legalization of marijuana. With that critical vote now earmarked in the history books for all to contemplate, registered voters in Los Angeles have one more important ballot to cast. On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, a special election will be held for the people of the City of Los Angeles, allowing residents to vote on the replacement of LA’s chronically flawed Proposition D, which voters passed May...

01 Mar

DAILY BRUIN: City Election – Yes on Measure M, No on Measure N

California voters legalized the possession of recreational marijuana in November, giving local governments the responsibility of regulating how marijuana is grown and sold. Measure M and Measure N provide two distinct processes to draft regulations in Los Angeles – the former prioritizes public input and collaboration while the latter heavily favors the medical marijuana industry. For this reason, the board endorses Measure M and is strongly against Measure N. If approved, Measure M would give the LA City Council and mayor the...

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...

27 Feb

LA WEEKLY: L.A. Marijuana Could Live or Die by Proposition M

If it’s passed by L.A. voters on March 7, Proposition M will give the City Council the power to keep L.A.’s pot shops alive. Starting next year, the state of California will require pre-existing medical marijuana dispensaries — and new recreational weed shops — to have local permits, which City Hall currently doesn’t issue. But it will if voters approve Proposition M. Another crucial marijuana-licensing question that’s sometimes overlooked is whether the city should allow delivery services to bring weed to your...

25 Feb

LA TIMES: From Measure H to Measure S and the city council to the school board, here are The Times’ endorsements

The March 7 primary will test whether Los Angeles voters are still committed to fixing some of the city’s most difficult problems. In November, city voters overwhelmingly backed Measure HHH, a $1.2-billion bond measure to build housing for the homeless. Now, county voters have the opportunity to finish the job by supporting Measure H, a countywide quarter-cent sales tax to fund the supportive services — mental health counseling and drug rehabilitation, for example — that are essential to keeping people off the streets. But homelessness is a symptom of a...

24 Feb

THE CALIFORNIAN: Ballot measures aim to rein in Los Angeles’ unruly cannabis market

The marijuana market in Los Angeles is, by most accounts, the largest in the United States. It’s estimated to rival the entire state of Colorado’s billion-dollar industry, with perhaps 1,000 retail shops plus untold cultivators, delivery services, testing labs, edibles bakers and concentrate makers operating in the city – even before legalized recreational marijuana sales kick in next year. But many of those businesses pay no city taxes. And none of them are licensed, with little teeth in current city law to...

23 Feb

LA TIMES: The Times’ picks for the March 7 election

Los Angeles voters head to the polls on March 7 for the city’s last stand-alone local election. Starting in 2020, city and school board elections will be held in June and November during even-numbered years, together with gubernatorial and presidential elections. Here are The Times’ picks for March 7: Los Angeles County ballot measure Measure H. A quarter-cent sales tax to fund homeless services: Yes Los Angeles city ballot measures Measure M. A city-sponsored plan to tax and regulate marijuana: Yes Measure N. An industry-sponsored plan to tax and regulate marijuana:...

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