What is the Southern California Coalition?
The Southern California Coalition is the largest and most inclusive cannabis trade industry association dedicated to ensuring a safe, responsible, and inclusive cannabis industry in the world’s largest state-legal, cannabis market: Southern California.
What is Southern California Coalition’s mission?
The Southern California Coalition’s mission to collaboratively work to promote and successfully implement sensible marijuana policies, along with safeguards to regulate, control and tax the legal sale of cannabis in a way that protects and benefits Southern California’s communities, minorities citizens, law enforcement, municipal services, and workers.
SCC guarantees its members a seat at the table, ensuring that issues are heard and marijuana policies are inclusive of communities and carried out in a way that continues to promote economic activity, job growth, opportunities, innovation, and businesses activity in Southern California.
What types of members join SCC?
The Southern California Coalition’s membership is made up of members that span across every stakeholder segment including marijuana businesses in all licensing categories, partners from non-industry organizations such as shop owners, transportation services, cultivators, operators, advocacy groups, law enforcement, NAACP, Hispanic, medical communities, and others. Many of our members are also seasoned cannabis industry veterans and leaders, who are committed to seeing an open, responsible, and ethical cannabis marketplace succeed.
What can supporters do to help SCC?
The Southern California Coalition asks that cannabis- and non-industry stakeholders support the implementation of responsible policies that support inclusive economic opportunities and municipal programs and services while making our communities safer by making a tax-deductible donation via http://southerncaliforniacoalition.com.
Besides donations, what else can supporters do to support your mission?
We are asking all supporters to call upon their elected officials and community members to tell them your stories; the great work that you do to help patients and your community; how you are working to make our communities safer; how you hire people from the local community and the jobs; the revenue streams you generate that go towards supporting municipal programs and services; the taxes you provide to state and to municipalities; the commitment you’ve made to play by the rules; and about our across-aisle approach aimed at implementing most responsible marijuana laws.
Why does SCC support the ending of cannabis prohibition?
SCC supports ending cannabis prohibition because the facts are that a state-legal cannabis industry:
• provides tens of thousands of jobs to hardworking, law-abiding citizens;
• stops ineffective racially biased and unjust laws that don’t meet their stated goals and disproportionately impact minorities;
• furnishes critically ill patients with access to life-changing treatments;
• empowers responsible small- and medium-sized business owners over laws that favor criminal cartels; and
• generates valuable economic development, jobs, and provides much needed revenues for local communities and strapped state budgets.
Does SCC support Proposition M?
Yes. SCC actively worked with Los Angeles City Council to secure Proposition M on the ballot. SCC is aggressively and collaboratively working with its leadership, members, and third-party partner organizations to ensure that the voters of Los Angeles say “yes” to Proposition M on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
What does Proposition M do?
Proposition M will ensure a regulated, safe, responsible, and sensible approach to the already legal sale of marijuana in the city of Los Angeles. It would also open up tens of thousands of good paying jobs to city workers and dedicates millions of dollars each year towards city services, including to after-school and first responder programs, and services that help keep Los Angeles’ communities safer. It also:
• limits advertising of marijuana products to make sure ads are not seen by children;
• keeps marijuana stores away from schools, parks, and youth facilities;
• establishes tough fines and penalties for the illegal sale of marijuana;
• helps the LA Police Department prevent crime associated with marijuana stores, while keeping our city safe;
• takes cash out of the hands of cartels and illegal businesses and places it in the city coffers for use for programs and services that help the City of Los Angeles; and
• limits the number of stores in the city and in individual neighborhoods.