The Los Angeles Times designates Virgil Grant as “the de facto leader of the cannabis industry.” MG Magazine hails him as “the King of Los Angeles.”
Mr. Grant is a longtime pioneer of the legal cannabis industry for over two decades, as medical cannabis dispensary owner, cultivator, manufacturer, and civic advocate.
Virgil Grant’s advocacy work spearheaded the City of Los Angeles’ regulatory efforts as a key author, initiative leader, funder, and chief fundraiser ushering the passage of Measure M, which sets new precedents for the city with responsible guidelines, regulations and licensing. Additional civic municipalities throughout the state and nation have turned to Mr. Grant for providing guidance in drafting their ordinance and regulations with his wide-ranging expert insight, experience and knowledge of the industry. He has also been entrusted in this role of writing and directing the ordinance work on behalf of State of New Jersey at the legislative level with NJ Senators Scatori and Rice, plus Assemblymember Holley.
With his multi-faceted cannabis business experience, Mr. Grant specializes in establishing commercial sites in all cannabis market sectors from construction, licensing and permits to grand opening from the state of California to other states in the U.S. An expert cultivator, Virgil Grant has built a premium brand called California Cannabis West Coast as the finest cannabis product which he proudly boasts to as “Only the best grows in the West.” Mr. Grant’s grand scheme is for his product brand to become the “McDonalds’s of Cannabis.”
Grant was recently honored by the California State Assembly with the prestigious Community Pioneer Award at the 2017 California Democratic State Convention for his work in the cannabis industry on veterans and social equity issues, and is also regularly featured as an cannabis industry expert in media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, VICE, Forbes, London’s The Guardian, BuzzFeed, Marijuana Business Daily, LA Weekly, LA Daily News, and others.