At the beginning of this month, Governor Gavin Newsom issued his revised state budget to the State Legislature reaffirming the state’s commitment to help grow the cannabis industry, streamline the licensing process and extend provisional licenses to help cannabis operators ease into annual licenses. We are very pleased with the Governor’s early actions in providing […]

In 2019, we commissioned the first county-wide survey of almost 1000 voters about cannabis related policy issues and what voters felt about its future promise. Today, we take a moment to reflect on voters’ responses to a few significant questions that helped our community build friendships and partnerships with wine growers, vineyards, local business organizations […]

Momentum continues to build among congressional leaders in support of federal legislation to recognize cannabis and address criminal justice reform, banking and commerce regulatory issues. This week a large group of bi-partisan members of Congress re-introduced the Safe Banking Act of 2021 to provide additional safe harbor provisions for banks, credit unions and insurance companies. […]

Last night, Governor Newsom delivered his State of the State annual address from Dodgers Baseball Stadium and although he addressed many relevant and critical issues, a couple of statements stand out to us as a declared essential industry and economic growth contributor that touches every facet mentioned below. Our agricultural industry feeds the nation….California has […]

This week the U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC), a newly formed strategic alliance of progressive equity and cannabis national leaders, issued their policy priorities for the new Congress. A few of their priorities include: De-scheduling cannabis from the list of controlled substances Building upon the MORE Act passed by the House of Representatives Support for meaningful […]