It was an honor to have Chair Malia Cohen, recently elected to the Board of Equalization, call in to discuss cannabis, structural taxation issues with the industry, and her previous work to overturn past cannabis criminal convictions in San Francisco.
Mike Yates, President of Teamsters Local 665. The Union organization has a unique relationship with the cannabis industry, as it is one of the only business models required to enter into an agreement for organized labor.
SB 67, the short term solution for the CDFA's backlog of temporary licenses, has finally passed through the Senate. The bill introduces new language to the law that will allow the agency to extend temp license lifespans.
City Council and Cannabis Subcommittee member Ernesto Olivares and California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce member Marcos Suarez discuss the importance of Latino representation in Santa Rosa.
Anyone working in cultivation is considered a farm laborer, and farm labor comes with its own set of rules and requirements - even when the labor is contracted.

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