LA City Council to End Public Commentary on Draft Cannabis Regulations

Taco Tuesday with a Cause: LA Rallies City Council on Marijuana
Regs

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#weedmaps–The people of Los Angeles made their voices heard loud and clear last
November when they voted to legalize adult-use marijuana in the State of
California. In March, more than 80% of Angelenos overwhelmingly voted to
fairly license, tax, regulate and enforce the cannabis industry in the
city. They also did it during LA’s 60-day public commentary period on
draft cannabis regulations, which is coming to a close.

Now, as the Los Angeles City Council works to craft cannabis regulations
to implement the law, Angelenos are once again making their voices
heard, and the message to their Los Angeles City Councilmembers is
simple and direct: “We want a responsible, robust, safe and accessible
marijuana marketplace in the City of Los Angeles!”

Hundreds of Angelenos will gather at the Los Angeles City Hall on
Tuesday, August 15 hours before the City Council’s Rules,
Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
meeting,
where councilmembers are expected to take final public commentary on the
city’s draft cannabis regulations. Before the meeting even starts,
members of the community will press councilmembers and their staff on a
variety of concerns, including:

  • maintaining the market for the immediate and future economic
    prosperity of the city through an immediate and fair licensing process;
  • zoning rules that are in line with the state, and not more restrictive;
  • ensuring safety and combating the illicit marketplace;
  • broadening access to banking services;
  • establishing a viable social equity program in the city; and
  • abolishing job-killing regulations that cripple small businesses.

And since it’s Tuesday, free tacos will be provided to any Angeleno who
calls their councilmember from outside Los Angeles City Hall, signs
a postcard urging the Council to take appropriate action, or visits
their councilmember’s office before the meeting begins.

WHAT: Taco Tuesday with a Cause: Rally & Lobbying Action before
the Los Angeles City Council Meeting

WHO: Angelenos, patients, advocates, and the Los Angeles cannabis
industry

WHERE: Urban Park across the street from Los Angeles City Hall
Main Street Entrance
(Corner of Main and Temple), Los Angeles, CA

WHEN: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (The
Rules Committee meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.)

Taco Tuesday with a Cause is a project of the Southern
California Coalition
and Weedmaps.

Contacts

Southern California Coalition
Ellen Mellody
570-209-2947
ellen@powerplantstrategies.com
or
Weedmaps
Gianina
DiPietro

949-870-1428
gdipietro@weedmaps.com