“Render Them Bereft”: Cannabis Trade Associations Call on LA City Attorney to Expand Enforcement against Unauthorized Retailers
In the Coalition’s view, it currently “appears that the City’s enforcement is focused on closing illicit retail businesses, not dismantling them.”
Both proposals could have provided a shot in the arm for licensed businesses as the state cannabis industry continues to struggle with competition from illegal operators.
“We can already buy these products today at local gyms, coffee shops, wellness stores, and even now at CVS.”
At a Realtors’ Event in Los Angeles, Stakeholders Prepare for the Next Round of Cannabis Retail Permits
Finding property for a cannabis business is tricky, and some landlords are taking advantage.
Cat Packer: “We want you all to be able to participate in the industry. We want this industry to look like this room.”
The California Department of Food and Agriculture “has received calls from hundreds of people from all over California.”
Cat Packer: Without adequate funding, regulators “will not be able to meet the anticipated demand for program services,” leading to delays.
Lawmakers advanced legislation relating to banking, pets, transparency, and statewide delivery.
Mayor Eric Garcetti's budget puts millions toward law enforcement and cannabis regulators, and promises to establish an equity program.
“When I worked in an illegal shop … I was pressured to do whatever the shop owner requested. At my current shop, where I'm covered by a union contract, I know I have rights.”
At Los Angeles Public Meeting on Cannabis, Funding for City’s Social Equity Program Takes Center Stage
“I stand with the community members here in asking for community re-investment,” said the city’s top cannabis regulator, Cat Packer.
One state senator thinks that there are “two billion dollars buried in barrels in northern California,” thanks to the cash-based cannabis business.
The Dennis Peron and Brownie Mary Act is named after activists who pushed for the first medical cannabis law in the US.
Southern California’s San Bernardino County to Decide on Agreement with DEA Cannabis Eradication Program
The county is among the state's most conservative when it comes to cannabis.
Last week, the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Advisory Committee held its first meeting of the year, and decided to create subcommittees on social equity, delivery, and lab testing.