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VNC Cannabis Town Hall Answers Questions for Community


Members of the Panel for the VNC Cannabis Town Hall are, left to right:  Michael Jensen, panel facilitator; Sherri Franklin, co-founder of Think and Grow Lab; Alexander Freedman, Deputy City Attorney on Cannabis Law; Cat Packer, executive director and general manager of the Department of Cannabis Regulation; Bruce Margolin, director of La Normal and criminal defense attorney fr 52 years;  Ann Lawrence, owner of Rose Collective; and Aaron Riley, president CannaSafe.

Cannabis is the most regulated product in Los Angeles City according to the people on the panel at the Venice Neighborhood Council (VNC) Town Hall Tuesday night.

“If they are not open 9 am to 6 pm, they are illegal,” one licensed dealer said. It was stated at the meeting that there were 169 express authorities that a licensee  is involved with and ten agencies monitoring.

The neighborhood councils will become one of the steps taken for licensing of a cannabis business but the VNC decision will not affect the outcome for license approval.

For all cannabis rules and regulations go to cannabis@lacity.org.

The following were frequently asked questions by the neighborhood council members.

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