Our Letter to Gov. Newsom
Updated: Nov 11, 2019
November 4, 2019
The Honorable Gavin Newsom
Governor of California
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Governor Newsom:
We are Legal Cannabis for Consumer Safety (LCCS), a coalition representing California’s
largest licensed cannabis growers, manufacturers, associations, retailers, testing labs,
advocates, and marketplaces. LCCS is committed to understanding the causes of lung illnesses associated with vaping — also referred to as EVALI or VAPI — and implementing fact-based actions to address these issues and ensure consumer health and safety.
LCCS was established on the foundation of a unified voice from legal cannabis businesses. We represent one of the most highly-regulated consumer facing industries in California, and remain dedicated to ensuring Californians have access to safe, tested, legal cannabis.
Together, we wish to emphasize that the licensed cannabis industry is committed to working
with regulators to identify the cause of EVALI. We support and urge regulators to take
fact-based actions to address the complexities of the issues at hand. We agree: It is
unacceptable that Californians face risks from unregulated and unsafe vapes. It is also critical
that — like any other public health issue — we implement effective solutions that are based on data and facts, rather than fear, to address the root cause of these issues.
Over 30 million legal, licensed cannabis vaporizer cartridges have been sold in California since January 2018, providing a wealth of information on consumer habits. These legal products present an important option for adult consumers and patients. As the stewards of this supply chain, we are eager to engage in efforts to further heighten the safety of cannabis vaping and mitigate the risks posed by the burgeoning illicit market. Collectively, we offer expertise in device manufacturing, concentrate formulation, toxicology, molecular science, product testing, cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, sales, and other stages of the legal cannabis industry.
Given the Administration's current review of vaping-related policy, we respectfully request a
meeting with you and your administration to discuss this issue and the enclosed policy
recommendations, while also recognizing the enormous current focus on fire response. We
stand ready and united to assist lawmakers, public health officials, and communities to address EVALI. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Cannabis for Consumer Safety
Anthony Law Group
Legion of Bloom
Artemis Growth Partners
Austin Legal Group
Farmacy Santa Barbara
Lowell Herb Co.
Skunk Feather Cannabis
Solo Sciences Inc
Sonoma Lab Works
Glass House Farms
Gold Coast Industries
New Leaf Family Farms
The Werc Shop
Therapy Tonics &
Venice Cookie Co.
Central Coast Agriculture
Potters Cannabis Co.
Connected Cannabis Co.
La Vida Verde
Ocean Cannabis Co.
Henry G. Wykowski &
Law Office of Kimberly R.
A Therapeutic Alternative
Nicole Elliott, Special Advisor on Cannabis
Che Salinas, Chief Deputy Legislative Affairs Secretary
Lori Ajax, Bureau of Cannabis Control
Miren Klein, Department of Public Health
Nick Maduros, Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Members, California State Legislature