The Virgil Grant III Story
On November 8th, 2016, California passed Prop 64. thus legalizing marijuana and authorizing the resentencing and destruction of records for prior marijuana convictions. This effort has created the opportunity for people currently imprisoned for such offenses to be released in California, but not in the rest of the country. (Password to Play Video: virgil)
With Less Than a Week Until Election Day, National Cannabis Business Trade Journal mg Magazine Reveals How the "King of Los Angeles" Virgil Grant Plans to Fix the Industry
mg magazine's November cover story profiles Virgil Grant, a highly-respected industry veteran who opened the first licensed collective in California south of the 10 freeway.
Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2016 (Newswire.com) - mg magazine's (www.mgretailer.com) November cover story profiles Virgil Grant, a highly-respected industry veteran who opened the first licensed collective in California south of the 10 freeway.
In playing a pivotal role in successfully bringing the city and the industry together to finally fix the cannabis industry in Los Angeles, the 49-year-old Compton native has been able to do what no one before him could accomplish. "I didn't ask [the City Council] to do something, I demanded that every one of them get off their butt and do this the right way. We have to make sure the number-one market in the world is fixed, because it's broken and the world is watching," says Grant in the exclusive and timely interview.
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Not everyone attending the 2016 Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo is stoked about Proposition 64 – the ballot measure to legalize recreational pot. Take Virgil Grant, for instance, who’s already in the cannabis business. Grant has had an up and down experience in the marijuana industry so far. He is one of the original medical marijuana dispensary owners in LA, but that got him into trouble with federal authorities and he ended up spending six years in federal prison. Now he advises caution, and he’s skeptical that legalizing recreational weed now will be a good thing for people like him.