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    Joseph Chicas

    Joseph Chicas is a social policy expert that guides leading cannabis companies through licensing, compliance and growth strategies. He is the lead policy contributor for Nugl and is a published author. He serves as the Founder and CEO of Cannabiz Venture Partners and is a former policy professor from the University of Southern California. He also led the creation of LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Veterans Affairs, which had not been in existence in LA since World War 2 . His articles focus on emerging cannabis policy issues from social equity, global licensing trends to investment strategies. Joseph obtained his BA from UCLA and his Master’s Degree from USC.

    Why Now is The Time for Cannabis Companies to Beef Up Their Data Protection

    The current pandemic increases vulnerability in an area where cannabis companies were already vulnerable: protecting their data. 2019 and even the start of 2020...

    The Rise of Healthier Vaping Choices

    As cannabis ‘legalization' gains momentum across the globe, the rapidly evolving industry has met its share of challenges. In late 2019, the industry was hard hit...

    California State Legislature Holds an Emergency Recess Session on Vaping Illnesses and Deaths

    The California Legislature - despite ending session for the year in late September - reconvened for a Joint Informational Hearing held by the Assembly...

    Los Angeles Moves to Next Round of Cannabis Retail Licensing

    The City of Los Angeles just wrapped up round 1 of phase 3 cannabis retail licensing. A total of 802 applications were submitted in...

    The Secret War Against Cannabis Prohibition

    By Joseph Chicas & Amanda Carrillo After decades of wars and domestic service, our U.S. Veterans stand strong as our nation's pillars of hope, resiliency...

    8 Key Updates on the L.A. City Licensing Process

    The wait for further adequate regulation will soon be over, as Los Angeles is preparing to launch what will be the largest cannabis licensing...

    Our Work Towards Social Equity Comes Full-Circle At NCIA San Jose

    A note from the editor: Joseph Chicas is an exceptional advocate and all-around person that we are excited to announce as a contributor for...

    Are We There Yet? Stability For The Cannabis Industry

    California AB 1420 And Why Cannabis Licensing Fees Should Be Standardized It’s important to us at NUGL that our readers are updated on the most...
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