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Intermission of Legislative Recess Part II:
California Legislature to Introduce Measure to Banning Flavored Vaping Products
Friday night in interviews with POLITICO, Assemblymember Jim Wood, Democrat representing Santa Rosa stated he and colleagues will seek to address this issue as quickly as possible which will result in them crafting a Bill to end the sales of all flavored nicotine and cannabis vaping products. 
As Chairman for the Assembly Committee on Health, Member Wood’s approach is to go take a thorough and “targeted approach” which would only be directed at flavored products which by Federal Authorities, the CDC and FDA are enticing and misleading to minors. 
In his belief, “the knee-jerk reaction is just to ban everything, but I wonder from a public health perspective that if we do that, do we create unintended consequences and do additional harm specifically with people who are addicted to nicotine”
While torn on the issue, the Assemblymember is concerned in new users of nicotine vaping products as well as cannabis vaping products which are becoming very accessible to these under – age teens particularly in the instance of our “booming” illicit market; something which the unintended consequences of an absolute ban would mean more of the same.
The sentiment to a ban of some kind has become ubiquitous and as Assemblymember Wood has affirmed “if a total vaping ban becomes “the will of the Legislature we need to find a way to do it that doesn’t create other problems,” as these have been proposals of the very recent past in the legislature (health) and while they were strictly Nicotine related will now be sure to be inclusive of flavored cannabis vaping products. 
Last year Assemblymember McCarty’s measure, AB739, faced submission in Committee on Governmental Organization without hearing, with a similar Bill in AB1639 which was later tabled by the Author Assemblymember Gray with only SB38 authored by Senator Jerry Hill out of San Mateo, making it to the Governor’s Desk but, later withdrawn in the Senator’s digust due to being “watered – down” in the committee process
It is clear there have been contention on this issue in regards to nicotine and now as the outbreak of illnesses associated have come to the forefront of the Globes intention, this time will surely not be like the last as they have already jumped on the issue with full – force and urgency.
The legislature has no reason to hold back this time and more than enough ammunition to make the strongest case possible and in the case of what is most plausible approach, the legislature has made it known, there will be a ban of some sorts and we the industry must take this with a sense of urgency to directly engage this issue as the legislature has already begun to do so.
POLITICO Interview: California lawmakers to propose vaping bans in 2020 October 18th 
https://subscriber.politicopro.com/states/california/story/2019/10/18/california-lawmakers-to-propose-vaping-bans-in-2020-1225680

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Press Media on the Coalition

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cannabis-advocates-activists-saying-vaping-154412552.html

https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/19/10/14561856/what-cannabis-advocates-and-activists-are-saying-about-the-vaping-crisis-on-social-media

2009

https://www.pr.com/press-release/282410

http://sdcitybeat.com/news-and-opinion/news/san-diego-medical-marijuana-initiative-joint-effort/

2010

2011
https://www.nugmag.com/a-local-group-pushes-for-rules-that-even-the-government-can-follow/

https://globalganjareport.com/content/showdown-over-cannabis-coops-in-california-counties

https://theweedblog.com/medical-marijuana-policy/san-diego-repeals-highly-restrictive-medical-marijuana-ordinance

https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/may/10/stringers-california-cannabis-coalition-ordinances/

2012
2013
2014
2015

http://sbcsentinel.com/2015/01/attorneys-for-upland-and-marijuana-coalition-spar-over-election-timing/

http://sbcsentinel.com/2015/05/judge-rebuffs-cannabis-coalition-on-effort-to-force-early-upland-initiative-vote/

2016

https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/cbt-032116-california-appellate-court-sides-cannabis/

https://www.leagle.com/decision/incaco20160318052

https://www.gmsr.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/scw-S234148-pfr.pdf

https://caselaw.findlaw.com/ca-court-of-appeal/1729551.html

http://action.uujmca.org/app/document/14242065;jsessionid=7y5jdfn3xez1r2o3ignlv9f1

https://norcalrecord.com/stories/510963300-supreme-court-to-review-exemption-of-vote-on-california-cannabis-coalition-initiative

https://www.sierrastar.com/opinion/article88878847.html

https://pacificlegal.org/right-vote-taxes-california-cannabis-coalition-v-city-upland/

2017

https://ballotpedia.org/Upland,California,_Medical_Marijuana_Dispensaries_Ordinance,_Measure_U(November_2016)

https://www.pe.com/2017/10/25/riverside-extends-temporary-ban-on-marijuana-until-september-2018/

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/confusion-coming-with-californias-legal-marijuana

http://www.ethanelkind.com/tag/california-cannabis-coalition/

https://law.justia.com/cases/california/supreme-court/2017/s234148.html

https://www.cacities.org/Resources-Documents/Member-Engagement/Professional-Departments/City-Attorneys/Request-Amicus-Support/Recent-Filings/Briefs-(1)/California-Cannabis-Coalition-v-City-of-Upland_Am

https://www.sfcityattorney.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/CA-Cannabis-Coalition-Memo-1.pdf

https://facultyblog.law.ucdavis.edu/post/opinion-analysis-california-cannabis-coalition-v-city-of-upland.aspx

https://scocal.stanford.edu/opinion/california-cannabis-coalition-v-city-upland-34541

2018

https://www.reedsmith.com/en/perspectives/2018/11/recent-california-supreme-court-decision-could-have-impact

https://calchamberalert.com/2018/08/10/high-court-ruling-raises-questions-on-passage-of-local-special-taxes/

https://www.law360.com/articles/1104825/california-tax-takes-tax-ballot-initiative-constitutionality

https://fedsoc.org/commentary/blog-posts/docket-watch-california-cannabis-coalition-v-city-of-upland

2019

https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/2019/02/18/california-supreme-court-ruling-local-taxes-prop-218-california-cannabis-coalition-city-of-upland/2900066002/

https://reason.com/2019/03/01/for-nanny-statism-californias-supreme-co/

https://abc7.com/society/riverside-joins-lawsuit-to-put-brakes-on-marijuana-delivery-services/5236047/

https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/the-oakland-city-council-should-implement-measure-aa-and-honor-voters-voices/Content?oid=25915159

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/court-holds-california-local-taxes-not-42908/

https://sf.curbed.com/2019/7/8/20686450/prop-c-lawsuit-homeless-san-francisco-howard-jarvis-herrera-upholds

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c15f2f89-3490-4936-afb1-dc13807bdd24

https://seesalt.pillsburylaw.com

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/court-holds-california-local-tax-52399/

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/columnists/story/2019-09-18/column-high-hurdle-for-san-diego-convention-center-vote-in-march-likely-to-remain

Direct Democracy: C.C.C Minutes

2012

http://www3.sanjoseca.gov/clerk/Agenda/20120124/20120124_0201b.pdf

2015

http://www.yucca-valley.org/pdf/mam/Town_Council/Minutes/2015/2015_01_20_tc_minutes.pdf

2017

https://www.weho.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=34896

https://beverlyhills.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=2&event_id=3283&meta_id=341672
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2009
C.C.C Founder & Past – President Craig Beresh Testifying at the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Marijuana Task Force in 2009!
Craig Beresh Founder & Past – President of C.C.C and Former Executive Director of Southern California NORML Testifying at San Diego City Council.
2010
Craig Beresh Founder & Past – President of the California Cannabis Coalition and Former Executive Director of Southern California NORML speaking at Hempcon Los Angeles 2010.
Tripping with Jesus on Hollywood Blvd.
Founder & Past – President of California Cannabis Coalition Craig Beresh speaking to the People United in sunny San Diego.
Founder & Past – President of the C.C.C Craig Beresh testifying to the San Diego City Council Land Use & Housing Committee.
C.C.C with friends at XFest 2010.
San Diego City Council; Craig Beresh Founder & Past – President for the C.C.C testifying in regard to the Medical Marijuana Task Force Report.
2010
Good Times with Bill Panzer.
2011
C.C.C Founder & Past – President Craig Beresh announces Referendum on San Diego Ordinance Ban.
Craig Beresh Founder & Past – President of the California Cannabis Coalition testifying on the M.M.C.C Ordinance at San Diego City Council.
Evening News story on California Cannabis Coalition’s Historical and Successful Referendum in Kern County.
Evening News on the C.C.C paving the way in Bakersfield.
C.C.C Founder & Past – President Craig Beresh speaking on the importance of Medicinal Cannabis and protecting Safe, Affordable, Access for patients.
Craig Beresh Founder & Past – President of the C.C.C testifying at San Diego City Council in regard to the M.M.C.C Ordinance.
California Cannabis Coalition Founder & Past – President Craig Beresh Testifying at San Diego City Council in regard to the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Ordinance.
2013
Pony Boy and Craig Beresh Founder & Past – President of California Cannabis Coalition.
2014
The Ice Bucket Challenge C.C.C style.
C.C.C’s Santa Clause’s Reefer Madness Party with Pato Banton.
2015
C.C.C shaking the ropes on Upland with our Attorney Roger Diamond Top Constitutional Attorney in the State of California.
California Cannabis Coalition 420 Garden Party with Pato Baton reading off our Compassionate and Sensible Use Act of 2016.
C.C.C Founder & Past President Craig Beresh with Bobby Dabs at HIGH TIMES Magazine Cannabis Cup.
2018

https://ca.digitaldemocracy.org/hearing/255384?startTime=65&vid=3e82d91f5f7b5c7b6eca48c3576cb43d

Miracle Cure L.A on America Outloud via Iheart Radio with our President & Chairman Ryan Bacchas.