The Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force, the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA) and the UFCW Local 770 call on Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles City Council to amend the proposed cannabis ordinances, issued June 8, 2017, as follows:
1. Honor the will of 80% of LA voters who passed Measure M to license and regulate commercial cannabis businesses.
2. Reject the City Attorney’s proposed ordinances, which keep cannabis businesses illegal.
3. Create a robust social equity program that provides opportunities to workers and entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities and those most impacted by the War on Drugs.
4. Ensure that cannabis licensees are required to be in compliance with City and state labor laws
5. Maintain all sensitive use restrictions at 600-feet consistent with state law.
6. Issue local licenses for all categories designated under state law.
7. Issue local licenses before January 1, 2018 for existing cannabis dispensaries eligible for priority processing as required by Measure M.
8. Issue provisional licenses before January 1, 2018 for non-dispensary commercial cannabis businesses (manufacturing, cultivation, distribution, labs, and delivery) in compliance with the City’s commercial cannabis zoning requirements.
9. Protect commercial cannabis businesses that comply with the City's zoning and operational requirements from arbitrary enforcement during the application process.