Leading California Cannabis Industry Trade Associations Collaborate to Create Powerful Political Voice and Unify World’s Largest Cannabis Market

Los Angeles California Growers Association (CalGrowers) and Southern California Coalition (SoCal Coalition) announced a new collaboration aimed at bringing together the Northern and Southern California’s cannabis industries, closing existing educational gaps among regulators and decisions makers at the state, county and city level, and improving cross-communications and political organizing within the cannabis industry. The CalGrowers-SoCal Coalition Collaboration will work to raise awareness around important issues currently hampering small- and medium-sized cannabis businesses’ political voice, influence, innovation, growth and supply chains in the world’s largest cannabis market: California.

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Greenbridge Founder Khurshid Khoja to serve as Pro Bono Legal Advisor to the California Growers Association

CCKK_at_Podium.jpgIA Board member and Greenbridge Corporate Counsel Founder Khurshid Khoja has served, pro bono, as General Counsel of CCIA since 2014—playing a critical role in shaping law and policy for CCIA through the formative years which involved hands-on participation in stakeholder negotiations and drafting of MMRSA, MCRSA, AUMA and MAUCRSA. 

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Cal Growers comments on budget trailer bill

Thank you for the opportunity to comment today. Today I am speaking on behalf of the California Growers Association and our more than 1000 business members, our partners the California Minority Alliance and a network of 13 regional cannabis industry advocacy groups throughout the state.

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Trailer Bill: Other Priority Considerations

In addition to priority concerns related size, vertical integration and distribution, we have also communicated several other priority considerations to the policy makers in Sacramento.

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Taxes are a central component of regulation

TAXATION PANNEL  -- Greedy cities are not the best places for business, a panel of state revenue and government tax experts told the CGA Spring Policy Summit. 

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Cal Growers Dig Into Feds, Taxes, Delivery and Distribution at Summit

Threats from Washington about attacks on California’s adult-use cannabis marketplace aren’t as scary as they sound, a California State Assembly member told the California Growers Association Spring Policy Summit.

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Delivery services still without license option

DELIVERY PANNEL – Opportunities to establish a unique license category for retail medical cannabis delivery services remain elusive, CGA Executive Director Allen told the Spring Policy Summit.

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Budget Trailer Bill Unveiled

(Sacramento) Early Tuesday evening the Brown Administration unveiled the long awaited budget trailer bill. This legislation proposes one regulatory framework with parallel tracks for medical and adult use. 

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March 28 Board Meeting

The Board of Directors will meet on March 28th and 29th in Sacramento. 

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