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 from President and Co-Founder of Southern California Coalition and President and Co-Founder of California Minority Alliance Virgil Grant on historic passing of Los Angeles’ Cannabis Social Equity Program under Proposition M:
While there is much work still to be done, we are extremely pleased with LA City Council’s dedication to finding a way to fairly license, tax, regulate and enforce small businesses in world’s largest cannabis marketplace. We are grateful to LA City Council President Herb Wesson and the entire LA City Council for continuing to work so hard on these complex issues and appreciate the long hours that have dedicated to finding sensible regulatory solutions. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the city as we work to bring Proposition M’s comprehensive regulatory model to fruition by the end of year, so that businesses acting in good faith can continue to provide patients with world-class medicinal products and are able to participate in the California’s state-legal medical and adult-use cannabis markets this coming January.