From Humboldt to San Diego, there are two dozen trade organizations. Los Angeles-based United Cannabis Business Association would like to see them close together like butt cheeks.
MJ Biz Daily
- Like lobbyists and cannabis companies, trade groups have scrambled to reach the sight-lines of Gov. Gavin Newsom. According to its president, Jerred Kiloh, the UCBA’s 165 members should focus resources on gaining the attention of the governor’s office, especially as the organization has begun to push for more membership beyond L.A.
- One option could be 18 groups pooling financial resources for a single industry-lobbying effort, to get behind imperatives such as lowering legal marijuana taxes and expanding retail access.
- In recent weeks UCBA has extended invites to hundreds of California entrepreneurs.
- This week’s report commissioned by the Nevada Dispensary Association on COVID-19’s economic impact says quarantine-related drops in tourism and dispensary sales will keep the state from repeating last year’s 20% sales leap. It won’t be close.