Measure C: A New Opportunity for the Cannabis Industry

Endorsement: Yes on L.A. County Measure C for regulated cannabis sales

This election season has been marked by a battle for the heart and soul of the cannabis industry: legalization. We’d like to thank our supporters and sponsors for helping us stay awake, fed, and healthy during this time.

While there are a number of competing propositions on the ballot this November, we believe Measure C presents a distinct opportunity that is much more inclusive and positive than Measure B.

Measure C presents a clear pathway for a regulated cannabis market based on the following principles:

All cannabis products — medicinal, adult-use (including private retail) and industrial — would be available for sale from dispensaries

Medicinal and adult-use cannabis would be sold by regulated retailers

Industrial cannabis operations would sell their products through state-licensed third-party processors

Product safety and quality would be ensured by rigorous testing, record-keeping, regulation, and consumer education efforts

Cannabis would be regulated by an independent commission and by a board that is comprised of cannabis industry veterans who will be held accountable for the industry’s growth and success

We will be making a series of recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for the passage of Measure C in November, including the following:

• Eliminating the requirement that the product be “determined safe and effective”

• Strengthening third party testing and the licensing process

• Increasing the tax base and encouraging tax revenue growth

• Installing strong industry accountability through a commission comprised of cannabis leaders

• Requiring a cannabis license to apply for a commercial kitchen, cultivation facility, or dispensary license

• Exempting the cannabis business from California’s unfair competition laws

• Ensuring that small business development resources are allocated to communities most impacted by cannabis

• Providing tax revenue to support city and county programs

• Requiring the Board of Supervisors to submit at least two years of operating plan and

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