Jan 3, 2018
It's 2018, and you now can buy cannabis in California!
Do you have a trip planned to Los Angeles? Thinking about stopping by a dispensary as a recreational patient to get an edible?
It might not be that easy.
Although Los Angeles is the largest cannabis market in the world, the cannabis regulations are not as far advanced as you'd think. There were a series of sting meetings between city council members and city hearings, and on December 6, a cannabis ordinance was finally passed.
On this episode of Cannabis Business Minds, we talk with Ruben Honig about cannabis regulation in the City of Los Angeles and his journey in the cannabis industry.
Ruben Honig, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force and is working to ensure the City of Los Angeles creates a fair and equitable cannabis licensing system. Ruben is a founder and principal at Ceres Strategies consultancy, and a recognized leader in the Los Angeles cannabis industry. At Ceres Strategies, Ruben specializes in local licensing, and governmental affairs throughout the state of California.
A Massachusetts native and medical cannabis patient, Ruben previously operated a successful national copywriting business and spent 3 years in sports and brand management. Ruben holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University.