Big end of town cannabis lobbying here we come….
Here’s their opening gambit…
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation launched to advance comprehensive policy solutions to guide cannabis legalization and regulation at the federal level. Representing global, highly regulated businesses and experts on issues like patient access, public safety, criminal justice reform, youth use prevention, and access to capital, the Coalition is the first of its kind to bring such diverse stakeholders together. Launching within the new administration’s first 100 days, the Coalition aims to advance a dialogue that can shape a responsible regulatory framework that will inform federal cannabis legalization.
Now let’s highlight the association members so we know who we are dealing with
The Coalition’s Center of Excellence is comprised of subject matter experts and does not serve as endorsements from any organization. Those experts include: Brandy Axdahl of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, Derek Smith of the Resource Innovation Institute, Caroline Kitchens of the R Street Institute, John Hudak of the Brookings Institution, Karmen Hanson of the National Conference of State Legislatures, Shanita Penny of Budding Solutions, and Dr. Staci Gruber of McLean Hospital. The Coalition’s business and association members include Altria Client Services, the Brink’s Company, Constellation Brands, Inc., the Convenience Distribution Association, the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, Molson Coors Beverage Company, and the National Association of Convenience Stores.
So just to be clear in here we see a number of companies and organisations who have all our interests at the top of their agenda !
Altria Client Services
To you and me that’s … Philip Morris USA; U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company; John Middleton; Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Philip Morris Capital Corporation.
The Brink’s Company
The Brink’s Company is an American private security and protection company headquartered outside Richmond, Virginia. Its core business is Brink’s Inc.; its Sister brand Brink’s Home Security company operates separately and is headquartered in Dallas
Constellation Brands, Inc
The company has more than 100 brands in its portfolio. Wine brands include Robert Mondavi, Richards Wild Irish Rose, Ravenswood Winery, Wild Horse Winery, Clos du Bois, Franciscan Estates, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Ruffino, and The Prisoner. Constellation’s beer portfolio includes imported brands such as Corona, Modelo Especial, Negra Modelo, and Pacífico, as well as American craft beer producer Funky Buddha. Spirits brands include Svedka Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey, Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey.
Constellation Brands is currently embroiled in a water rights dispute over a proposed manufacturing facility in the desert city of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. This water comes from the Colorado River, which not only provides Mexicali and the agricultural valley but is also piped to the mountain and coastal cities of Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito and to some areas of Ensenada. (Wikipedia)
Molson Coors Beverage Company
Their brands … https://www.molsoncoors.com/brands/our-brands
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