The Southern California Coalition’s (SCC) mission is 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 and ensures their 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 while protecting the best interests of Southern Californians’ communities.
The pillars of Southern California Coalition’s mission are:
SCC is the largest and most inclusive cannabis trade industry association in Southern California and the only organization taking an across-discipline approach that guarantees every stakeholder has a dedicated seat at the table. We make sure our members’ interests are heard by the right decision makers.
SCC is diligently working to ensure that marijuana businesses across all categories have a sensible path forward to join the legal, licensed, and regulated cannabis marketplace. We are creating a fair and legal path forward to own, operate, and receive licenses for legal marijuana businesses, especially for minorities, who have been disproportionately and unjustly impacted by marijuana prohibition for decades.
SCC removes overly burdensome barriers to help an open, legal cannabis marketplace succeed.
SCC actively opposes any measure that has the potential of creating a monopoly or oligarchy meant to benefit only a select few.
SCC is working to establish responsible zoning rules that makes sense for both communities and patients.
SCC works to create licensing processes that are fair with taxes low enough to curb illegal marketplace activity in a way that lets a healthy legal marketplace succeed. SCC knows a core consideration for any sound policy is ensuring that adequate revenue is collected to support any increased burdens on local law enforcement and the justice system that may occur with an expansion of medical marijuana access points. We also know that keeping taxes reasonable helps curb the illegal marketplace and stops cartels from collecting cash from neighborhood streets, keeping our neighborhoods safer.
SCC is actively working to expand patient access in a convenient and reliable way for the millions of patients suffering from HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and other illnesses in Southern California [LA has more than 700,000+ patients HIV/AIDS alone].
With millions of veterans suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other injuries and illness, SCC is aggressively working to overturn laws that prevent veterans from accessing life-changing compassionate medical care treatments that improve quality of life.