Spring Policy Summit

Leading California cannabis organizations will examine the evolving relationships between cannabis and taxes, plus delivery and distribution, Tuesday, March 28, in Sacramento, at the Spring Policy Summit, presented in collaboration with the California Growers Association, the California Cannabis Delivery Alliance and the Cannabis Distributors Association.

State Assembly member Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg), will be featured speaker at the event, which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th Street, Sacramento. 
Assembly member Wood has been instrumental in the introduction and adoption of significant cannabis-releated legislation, including the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act of 2015.
Cannabis taxation is an essential question in California, not only for industry professionals, but for civic leaders and community members throughout the state.
California no longer charges sales taxes medical cannabis on the statewide level, but will impose retail excise and wholesale taxes on adult-use and medical cannabis following the passage of proposition 64. 
Local jurisdictions have been introducing taxation ordinances for both medical and adult-use cannabis at the retail and wholesale levels.
“Cities and counties across California are working to create best-practice protocols for taxing cannabis from the retail, wholesale, adult-use and medical perspectives,” said Hezekiah Allen, CGA Executive Director. “It’s a billion-dollar question for our state, and it’s inherently relevant to the future of the regulated cannabis marketplace in California.”
A pannel discussion will follow Assembly member Wood’s presentation, which begins at 10 a.m.
Media are invited to attend, though asked to RSVP. Tickets for the public are $50, with members of the sponsoring organizations admitted free. All attendees are asked to RSVP at calgrowersassociaiton.org
Cannabis distribution and delivery regulations will also be discussed, along with updates on cannabis-related bills currently active in the state legislature.
“Distribution and delivery is an issue that touches every community in California, even those without cannabis ordinances,” Allen said.
The Spring Policy Summit continues Wednesday, March 29, with a the quarterly board meeting in the morning and a meeting of the Regional Council, composed of more than a dozen local advocacy groups from around the state, in the afternoon. 
WHO: California Growers Association, California Cannabis Delivery Alliance, Cannabis Distributors Association.
WHAT: Spring Policy Summit featuring Assembly Member Jim Wood.
WHERE: Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th Street, Sacramento, CA
WHEN: Tuesday, March 28. Registration 8:30 a.m. Program 9:30 a.m.
WHY: Examine cannabis taxation in California; discuss distribution and delivery services.
RSVP: calgrowersassociation.org, $50 non-members.

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