Adam Spiker is executive director of the Southern California Coalition, which is an organization dedicated to helping organizations, advocacy groups, and businesses coalition build and understand the cannabis industry.

Spiker sits down with Alyssa Julya Smith in Los Angeles to talk about how to implement responsible policies in Los Angeles, the state of California, and at the federal level. He explains that the city of Los Angeles is the biggest cannabis market in the world, but has been slow to roll out licenses across the city.

Spiker also discusses the need for more resources to go through all the applications, both for distributors and cultivators who are trying to legally expand their business. Spiker also emphasizes that he believes the state will do everything in their power to protect business from the threat of federal regulations and roadblocks.