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25th Apr 2020

The Buzz - Episode 24

Jocelyn speaks to John Armstrong, Esq, of Horowitz and Armstrong, Attorneys at Law, https://www.horwitzarmstrong.com about the how cannabis is taxed and how those taxes impact the supply chain and, consumers in particular, who face higher prices in the store. 

CVCAN is planning to ask local cities in the Coachella Valley for relief from some local taxation, as the cannabis business has been shut out of all other forms of COVID-19 relief being offered. The Cannabis Industry is not only a tax generator, but also a jobs maker, employing 244,000 full time employees as of January 2020. It is also a tourism generator in the Valley, a place that relied heavily on visitors. Until they return, the demand locally has gone way down, and anecdotally consumers who have lost their jobs are turning back to the illegal market for cheaper products to buy, regardless of their safety. The challenge will be to explain to local elected officials why these businesses, while being essential, are still hurting during this stay-at-home order. 

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The Buzz
The Coachella Valley's Conversation About Cannabis
Since the legalization of medicinal and recreational Cannabis in California, the Coachella Valley is a region that has a vibrant presence in this young marketplace.

The Buzz introduces listeners to a wide variety of information and the enterprises serving the local market. From interviews with dispensary and lounge operators, natural wellness practitioners, public policy advocates and regulators, growers, edible product manufacturers, canna-tourism entrepreneurs and more, this weekly program is chock full of interesting dialogue about all-things-Weed!

The program is hosted by Jocelyn Kane, Vice President of CVCAN - the Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network.

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