QUARTER 4, 2017 Issue
The Leading Voice For
The Cannabis Industry In The Coachella Valley
Great Things Are Happening At DHS CAN
In preparation for January 2018, DHS CAN is working hard to provide support and member value to its members throughout the Coachella Valley. The organization has reorganized and is postured to expand regionally throughout the valley. The first step in this process was to hire a new Executive Director to assist in this transition. With the addition of Dr. Robin Goins, DHS CAN has already begun to move forward in the following ways:
- The launch of the new DHS CAN website
- Redevelopment and launch of regular monthly member meetings
- Twice yearly CAN Conventions and other networking / advocacy events
- Quarterly periodicals & monthly email updates
- The addition of trade partners
- A reorganized and newly focused Advisory Committee and the addition of a Regulatory Advisory Subcommittee and a Community Advisory Subcommittee
- Additional board seats
- Quarterly Town Hall meetings
DHS CAN is also changing its name to Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network (CV CAN). As a result, we will be expanding membership and services to include all areas of the Coachella Valley. We look forward to bringing this new and fresh face to the organization and its members, and are excited about being a part of this new frontier starting January 1, 2018! Read on to see what other great things we are doing.
Advisory Committee News
In an effort to provide one unified voice for our members, and to ensure we focus on the prominent issues facing the industry come January 2018, DHS / CV CAN has restructured its Advisory Committee and has added a Regulatory Advisory Subcommittee as well as a Community Advisory Subcommittee. The Advisory Committee will maintain its role as the main voice for the organization and continue to report to the Board of Directors. Some of the focus items of the Advisory Committee in the coming year will be tax rates, licensing and compliance, cultivation, sales, distribution, security, manufacturing, city & state regulations, cannatourism, economic development and industry training to name a few. The Regulatory Subcommittee will be comprised of experts in the area of sales, manufacturing, distribution, land development, compliance, policy, business, legal and others who are directly connected to cannabis regulation. The Community Advisory Subcommittee will be comprised of representatives within the community such as law, religious, education, planning and more. Both subcommittees will provide input to the main Advisory Committee to ensure that all voices are properly represented across the Coachella Valley.
Another way the organization is working to best serve its members and the industry is through its partnerships. DHS CAN / CV CAN has partnered with NCIA, and the two organizations are working together to support the needs of the industry. NCIA is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. The cannabis industry supports tens of thousands of jobs, tens of millions in tax revenue, and billions in economic activity in the United States. NCIA is leading the unified and coordinated campaign to ensure this emerging sector is treated fairly under federal law. This important partnership ensures that DHS CAN / CV CAN members have the voice and the support they need to move forward effectively.
Starting January 2018, look for monthly legislation and other important updates in our monthly blasts to see how our Advisory and Subcommittees are making positive change in 2018 and beyond!
Monthly Member Meetings & Quarterly Town Hall Meetings
The first Monday of each month DHS CAN / CV CAN hosts its member meeting. The meetings are held from 6pm – 8pm at Miracle Springs Resort And Spa. Each month is hosted by a trade partner and includes an update from the Advisory Committee. Dinner is free to members and non-members pay $20.00 at the door. Quarterly town hall meetings have also been added to allow those in the community to have a voice to the Advisory Committee and Subcommittees. The schedule is as follows:
MONTHLY MEMBER MEETINGS
February 5th, 2018 – Host New Capital Insurance
March 5th. 2018 – Host AEssence
April 2nd, 2018 – Host Sapphire Risk Advisory Group
May 7th, 2018 – Host La Quinta Capital
June 4th, 2018 – Host Roland Safe
July 2nd, 2018 – Host Desert Pacific Properties
August 6th, 2018 -Host Leap Online Marketing
September 3rd, 2018 – Host Hard Car
October 1st, 2018 – Host Michael Coopet CPA
November 5th, 2018 – Host TBD
December 3rd – Holiday Event – Host TBD
QUARTERLY TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Location To Be Announced
6pm – 8pm
April 14th, 2018
July 13th, 2018
October 12th, 2018
WE HOPE YOU JOIN US!
DHS CAN / CV CAN is proud to offer its members numerous opportunities to network, learn and advocate together. Our CAN Conference in October had a fantastic turn out and was a great learning and networking experience for everyone who attended.
- Spring CAN Convention – April 13th & 14th 2018
- CAN Cruise to Baja Mexico, September 13th to 16th – 3 Night (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
To learn more about our upcoming events, visit our website current events page for details. Also watch for more information about these events in the next newsletter or contact us for information.
Now is the time to become a new member! The new membership year has begun and we are expanding to include all of those in the cannabis industry invested in working in the Coachella Valley. If you are interested in becoming a member, and what benefits await you, visit our website membership page to learn more.
The DHS CAN / CV CAN Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for Board Members and Subcommittee Members.
We are seeking to fill seats in:
- Main board seat representing Palm Springs (must be a CAN member)
- Main board seat representing Cathedral City (must be a CAN member)
- Main board seat representing The City of Coachella (must be a CAN member)
- Main board seat representing The City of Desert Hot Springs or other desert cities (must be a CAN member)
- Regulatory Advisory Subcommittee seats with expertise in security, law, manufacturing, distribution, sales, compliance, policy, business,development and planning
- Community Advisory Subcommittee seats representing organizations in law, city council, religious, neighborhood groups, education, planning, development, public service and other relevant areas of community focus
New Member Mention
Our members are the foundation of why we do what we do. We would like to celebrate our new members:
- John Scafani
- Quadrow Specialty Environments
- Hortau Irrigation Management Systems
- Sapphire Risk Advisory Group
- Stonebreaker Distribution
- New Capital Insurance
- Roland Safe Company
- La Quinta Capital
- Leap Online Marketing
- Michael Coopet CPA
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