Timeline of UCBA Events

FEBRUARY 16

2018

At UCBA’s urging, Office of Finance releases clear direction that cannabis activity taxes for 2018 are not due until June 30, 2018 and then monthly thereafter.

FEBRUARY 16

2018

LA city council recommends cannabis activity ordinance fixes supported by UCBA.

JANUARY

2018

UCBA assists members with local and state licensing.

DECEMBER

2017

City approved Cannabis Licensing regulations and procedures.

OCTOBER

2017

City releases social equity piece.

JULY

2017

City drafts location based ordinance that would require licenses.

SEPTEMBER

2017

City releases draft ordinance.

JUNE

2017

June 2017: UCBA responds to “certificate of compliance” and demands licenses for cannabis activities.

APRIL

2017

UCBA joins the City’s Working Group on Cannabis.

MARCH

2017

Proposition M passed by 80% of Los Angeles voters.

FEBRUARY

2017

UCBA raised over $150,000 for support the Proposition M campaign.

DECEMBER

2016

UCBA agrees to abandon Proposition N and support Proposition M in exchange for language to protect existing Prop D and priority licensing.

NOVEMBER 8

2016

Prop 64 passed with 59.5% of Los Angeles County voting ‘yes’

NOVEMBER

2016

City proposes measure for the March 2017 ballot to restore the City's ability to develop regulations for a variety of marijuana business activity (Proposition N).

OCTOBER

2016

UCBA and UFCW Local 770 qualify new measure and to be placed on March 2017 ballot.

SEPTEMBER.

2016

Over 100,000 signatures were submitted in support of MMRSA.

AUGUST

2016

Start of gathering signatures for proposed ballot initiative. As signature gathering began, UCBA membership raised over $800,000.

JANUARY

2016

UCBA submits ballot language for March 2017 Election. The Los Angeles Marijuana Regulation and Safety Measure (MMRSA) co-authored by UFCW Local 770 and aimed at repealing Proposition D and replacing it with a permitting process.

JANUARY

2016

UCBA was established as largest LA Trade Association of legal dispensaries.

JANUARY

2013

63 percent of Los Angeles voters approved Proposition D (authored by UFCW Local 770), which granted limited immunity to 135 medical marijuana dispensaries.