ACCOMPLISHMENTS

ACP applauds the efforts of all the organizations, activists and advocates who helped legalize medical cannabis and adult use marijuana in California. California’s state law relies on its municipal governments to regulate cannabis businesses and non-profits. Our board is made up of experienced consultants, lawyers and lobbyists who have taken time out of their busy schedules to help expand access to medical cannabis patients.

POLTICAL
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Measure U​

  • November 2016 ballot initiative in the City of La Mesa – incorporated city in San Diego County

  • ACP filed the initiative, gathered signatures and campaigned to successfully pass the ballot initiative

  • We raised $82,000 and received 13,322 votes (53%)

  • In February 2017, La Mesa started accepting applications to regulate medical cannabis businesses including manufacturing, cultivation and retail 

Measure V

  • November 2016 ballot initiative in the City of Lemon Grove – incorporated city in San Diego County

  • ACP filed the initiative, gathered signatures and campaigned to successfully pass the ballot initiative

  • We raised $29,000 and received 4,741 votes (50.5%)

  • Lemon Grove initially reported the ballot initiative failed. After diligent efforts by ACP, including a tedious review of constituent’s signatures, Measure V passed

  • In March 2017, Lemon Grove started accepting applications to regulate medical cannabis dispensaries

ACP continues to lobby for fair medical cannabis regulations throughout San Diego County and beyond.

Business Tax Certificate Process

  • In 2014, the City of San Diego passed an ordinance regulating medical cannabis dispensaries through a conditional use permit process

  • ACP’s efforts led the City of San Diego to begin issuing BTC's in December of 2015 which allowed for manufacturers and cultivators to operate while the city developed their full conditional use permit process.

San Diego’s First Cannabis Cup 2015

  • Over 40 vendors participated

  • VIP celebrity judges, including the first public appearance of Kyle Turley and Gridiron Cannabis Coalition – an advocacy group that promotes the medical efficacy of cannabis through NFL veteran activists 

  • Cannabis cultivators throughout Southern California entered products

San Diego EarthFair – Cannabis Village 2017

  • Produced EarthFair’s Sun Stage – including artists Iron Sage Wood, B-Side Players and Pato Banton.  

  • Brought in over 40 cannabis and hemp vendors, promoting sustainability and wellness

  • Village included a tepee made of hemp, a model home made of hemp, cannabinoid education, yoga and hula dancing

  • ACP hopes to make this successful event an annual celebration

Contributions or gifts to the Association of Cannabis Professionals PAC are not tax deductible.
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