#CalCannabisPolicy Summit notes and next steps

On January 2 and 3 more than 200 founding members of the California Growers Association gathered in Sacramento. The event focussed on two outcomes: giving people the opportunity to get to know each other and exploring the policy landscape for 2016.

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AB 821 passes out of Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation

Today AB 821 (Gipson) passed out of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation.

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Back to Session Reception, 2016

On January 4th, the California Growers Association invited lawmakers and members to gather on the first night of session to celebrate the success of 2015 and outline the work to be done. 

 

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CAL GROWERS TO INCREASE FOCUS ON COUNTIES, CITIES IN 2016

California Growers Association, the leading representing of the state’s 55,000 craft and independent cannabis farmers, completed its 2016 Policy Summit over the weekend in Sacramento and announced a new focus would be to build relationships with lawmakers and regulators in the state’s counties and cities. Cal Growers will continue to work as a consistent voice in the legislative and regulatory arenas.

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Cannabis Policy Summits set for Santa Cruz, Nevada City

Medical cannabis regulations are coming. Now is the time to get smart.

Two upcoming Cannabis Policy Summits will help growers in Santa Cruz and the Sierra Foothills prepare for the new state laws.

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CHP strategy highlights Cannabis Transport meet

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California Highway Patrol Captains Rich Desmond and Kevin Davis explained how their agency deals with the movement of cannabis across the state’s highways, highlighting the big Cannabis Transportation discussion session Friday in Sacramento.

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Keep it simple.

Moving the cannabis industry to regulation and compliance is a challenge for everyone.

 

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New era for local government

A brave new world has arrived for California local governments and their regional cannabis businesses.

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Ohio lesson: Don’t monopolize cannabis

There’s a big lesson for California in the crushing defeat of Ohio’s cannabis initiative:

People don't vote for big business.

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Chairs Report, November 2015

With the legislature out of session our focus has turned to communities throughout the state. We are excited about the launching of CGA Local Chapters in an increasing number of producer Counties.  Novemebr 12-15th will feature a four-event in four-day swing through Humboldt, Mendocino and Sonoma. 

 

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