Los Angeles cannabis stakeholders join forces to influence regulations

In response to Los Angeles’ issuance of draft regulations for marijuana businesses, three organizations are joining forces to lobby for “comprehensive and equitable” industry rules.

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the United Cannabis Business Association and the L.A. Cannabis Task Force plan to work hand-in-hand with the aim of getting workable industry rules installed before January 2018 so there’s a seamless transition to the regulated market, the groups said in a news release.

“The collaboration is evidence that cannabis businesses are committed to forging alliances with existing and new members of our industry,” Jerred Kiloh, president of the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA), said in the release. “Without industry input, the city could be proposing regulations that might not even be workable.”

The UCBA and the Task Force represent dozens of existing operators within the L.A. cannabis trade, and the UFCW represents dispensary workers across the city.

The organizations are hosting an educational forum on the draft regulations – including what still needs to be addressed – on  June 19 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

4 comments on “Los Angeles cannabis stakeholders join forces to influence regulations
  1. Warren Holden on

    Its interesting to see that unions are finding a path to relevancy again. Its a double edged sword to be aware of as a nascent industry steps into puberty. It is much better to have a culture of “stoner ethics” where taking care of workers is endemic;than a forced overlay of unionization that cripples the entrepreneurs ability to grow.

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  2. No Name on

    Jerred Kiloh, president of the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA), said in the release. “Without industry input, the city could be proposing regulations that might not even be workable.” The irony is just too much…

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  3. Monica R. on

    It’s really interesting how the legalization of marijuana is reshaping the workforce. Will be intriguing to look back on the changes years from now. Thanks for the article!

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