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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 info@calccs.org.


Sincerely,

Legal Cannabis for Consumer Safety

info@calccs.org

Anthony Law Group

Dosist

Legion of Bloom

sclabs

Artemis Growth Partners

Eaze

Level

Se7enLeaf

Austin Legal Group

Eden

LoudPack

Select

AVD

Farmacy Santa Barbara

Lowell Herb Co.

Sherbinskis

Bloom Farms

Field

Mammoth Distribution

Skunk Feather Cannabis

BPG

Flow Kana

Mario Antonio

Solo Sciences Inc

Brite Labs

Flower Co

Meadow

Sonoma Lab Works

CA4EA

Fumé

Moxie

Sparc

Caliva

Genius

MPP

SVCA

Cannabis Connect

Glass House Farms

NCIA

Terra Tech

CannaCraft

Gold Coast Industries

New Leaf Family Farms

The Werc Shop

Cannalysis

Harborside

Norcal Cannabis

Therapy Tonics &

Provisions

CannaSafe

Harvest

Old Pal

Utopia

CCIA

Headstash

Paradise Gardens

Venice Cookie Co.

CCMA

Honey Vape

PAX

Xtractor Depot

Central Coast Agriculture

Humboldt's Finest

Pineapple Express

Yvette McDowell

Certus Analytics

Island

Pluto

Chillum

Jetty Extracts

Potters Cannabis Co.

Coastal Growers

Association

Kingpen

Puffy Delivery

Connected Cannabis Co.

Kiva

Pure

Cresco Labs

La Vida Verde

Raw Garden

Cru

Ocean Cannabis Co.

Rioverde

Henry G. Wykowski &

Associates

Law Office of Kimberly R.

Simms

UCBA

A Therapeutic Alternative


CC:

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

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