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Santa Rosa Public Hearing Testimony

To our esteemed patients and customers,

I recently provided testimony at the final Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety,  California Department of Health public comment hearing in Santa Rosa, Ca regarding the proposed regulations. I have provided a transcript of that testimony for your consideration. It is so important that we work, united, in efforts to ensure practical regulation in California.

Best regards,

Christopher Coggan – CEO

 

Good Morning, thank you for having me. My name is Christopher Coggan and I am the founder of Therapy Tonics and Provisions. We specialize in cannabis Infused, ready to drink, specialty coffee and teas, made with organic, non-GMO ingredients. We currently operate out of La Jolla, California.

As a member of the CCIA manufacturing committee, I’d Like to thank the California Department of Health and the Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety for being mindful of our advice as manufacturers in the drive towards regulations that are practical and effective. We share the common goal of ensuring safe access for patients and providing a fertile environment for evolution and innovation in this growing multi-billion-dollar industry.

That said, I believe there are several proposed regulations that are ill-conceived and threaten to limit access to both medical and adult use consumers, significantly increasing costs and stifling innovation in what will be the largest cannabis market in the world.

I would like to focus on Section 40300 in the proposed regulation text entitled “prohibited products”. Firstly, it is important to note that none of these regulations exist in a vacuum, but rather in the real world.

In the real world, California is a state of great diversity, but many of the defining characteristics are embodied by what California Board of Tourism captures in there marketing efforts, which is best summed up as the California lifestyle. Extrapolating on this, we are a progressive, forward-thinking state defined by active lifestyles and the healthy choices that promote and support these lifestyles.

That said, I find it hypocritical that a state known for cold-press, organic juices, fresh, farm to table choices, and the ‘got milk?’ advertising campaign, would restrict access to the very ingredients that many of our residents have come to depend on in the mainstream marketplace. The proposed elimination of fruit and vegetable extracts or juices, as well as dairy is counterintuitive to this market, a market that has been borne from alternative medicine and a holistic approach to health and wellness.

If I were to guess, over 80% of infused products currently available today would either disappear completely or have to compromise their formulas to accommodate these poorly considered prohibitions. The results for consumers would be catastrophic. Gone would be many of the products that have come to depend on. Gone would be the growing number of healthy choices and organic ingredients. Gone would be the innovative spirit that accompanies the cannabis industries drive for alternative, healthier forms of medicating.

What exactly replaces dairy or a fruit-derived substitute like coconut milk in a chocolate bar?

What replaces a fruit-derived sweetener in a beverage?

What we would be left with is a greatly reduced selection of products, filled with synthetic, processed ingredients and preservatives. In many ways, this completely compromises the values of Californians as well as the progressive choices that accompany the turn to alternative medicines and the holistic approach to health.

Add to this the prohibition of all products that are not shelf stable, and you have severely curtailed patient’s choices and destroyed the innovative spirit of our industry.

To reiterate, this is the real world. Refrigeration has been a common feature of every American household since the 1950’s and as savvy consumers turn more and more towards fresh and organic alternatives in the infused cannabis market, the dependence on temperature controlled options will increase exponentially.

I believe that any product that follows existing food safety standards through the production, distribution, and storage process should be available to cannabis consumers. For example, my company’s drinks are produced and packaged in accordance with current FDA guidelines as well as the health and safety standards as defined by the state of California.

In closing, it is important to note that this industry has self-regulated rather effectively for the last 20 years in California. Long before the state made any effort to monitor our manufacturing or regulate our processes, we stepped up to the plate and took on that responsibility ourselves.

In the real world, you are not regulating a new industry, you are regulating a maturing industry. Guided by existing food safety standards, our own principals, and commitment to safe access for patients, we provide the state a clear roadmap to regulation through example. Please embrace our knowledge and address our concerns to ensure that California leads the nation and the world in this emerging and innovative Cannabis economy.

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GET YOUR DRINK ON: DOSE DIRECTLY WITH DANK DRINKABLES

Drinkables are a great way to socialize with cannabis because hanging out and having a drink is already familiar territory. It may be impossible to get your 65-year-old mother to smoke a joint, but put a cannabis cocktail in her hand (knowingly!) and there’s no telling how much fun she could have.

“Grabbing a cocktail and socializing is an activity heavily ingrained in our society, so the act of drinking only seems like a natural fit for cannabis and a healthier alternative at that,” said Andrew Mieure, cannabis social use expert and founder of Top Shelf Budtending. “Imagine a time when all the guests are walking around a swanky nightclub with cannabis cocktails in hand, smiles on their faces, a perfect buzz to dance to and no hangover in the morning. This is the future I am trying to help create.”

Read Full Article here: GET YOUR DRINK ON: DOSE DIRECTLY WITH DANK DRINKABLES

 

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Causes for the Cannabis Industry

Help get the voices of California cannabis be heard by their state representatives, sign this petition.

More than twenty respected members of the California cannabis industry have supported this petition to change the proposed regulations set forth by the California’s Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation. Our friends at Therapy Tonics are one of these companies. On their website, they set forth the proposed changes in the form of a petition. We’ve laid out the exact same information that these independent bodies have formed in bold type below.

Read Full Article: http://terpenesandtesting.com/causes-cannabis-industry/

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Petition Targets Proposed California Regulations

“As California cannabis manufacturers and organizations advocating on behalf of patients and consumers, we support practical, effective regulation that will encourage innovation and ensure that you as patients retain safe, affordable access to your favorite infused products,” says a new petition regarding the California cannabis industry. The petition addresses four specific regulations that would impact businesses, patients and consumers, and they are as follows:

First, a proposed regulation would ban edibles that contain more than 10mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per serving and 100mg per product. By comparison, some states have limits on alcohol-content, e.g., Arkansas limits the alcohol content in beer to 6.25 percent, but California has no such limit for beer and spirits and a 24 percent limit for wine (the average being 13 percent). Per the petition, “[Some patients require] access to higher potency medications” and “this regulation will establish an unfair financial burden on patients and have no meaningful impact on public safety.”

Read Full Article: https://prohbtd.com/petition-targets-proposed-california-regulations

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Culture Magazine

Available at Dispensaries throughout Southern California.

All of the Therapy Tonics & Provisions beverages are made with the finest non-GMO ingredients and are expertly crafted with a solvent-free extraction process. The Vanilla Caramel Cannabis Coffee is packed with 80mg of THC and is gluten-free. The taste is extraordinary—rich and full-bodied coffee flavors with an undertone of creamy caramel and just a touch of vanilla make it a difficult task to not drink the whole bottle.

Read full article: http://ireadculture.com/vanilla-caramel-cannabis-coffee/

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The Women Of Weed

Coggan, who had a selection of his company’s infused coffee and tea products on display at the gathering, mentioned how important assembling a good team is to a new cannabis company’s success. That team should start, of course, with great employees. But just as important are professionals like lawyers and marketers, and a network of responsible dispensaries and distributors as customers.

Read Full Article : http://yewonline.com/2017/05/07/the-women-of-weed/

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Cannabis Indica Edible Review: Therapy Tonics Luna Tea

It is always refreshing when an edible company uses the combination of other herbs in their recipes. This ancient form of healing is prominent in the Luna Tea, a blend of cannabis indica Cherry Kush and other herbs to lull anyone to sleep.

The Look

The small purple bottle contained a sample size of 15mg but their product for sale contains 25mg THC and 10mg CBD. It contains a decoction that combines the powers of whole organic chamomile flowers and organic peppermint leaves paired seamlessly with Cherry Kush cannabis indica. It is also one of their three vegan products in the line, the Luna Tea is made with coconut milk and features a perfectly stratified flavor set.

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By in Media Comments Off on Forbes Magazine on the current state of Cannabis Coffee, Tea and Edibles.

Forbes Magazine on the current state of Cannabis Coffee, Tea and Edibles.

Most cannabis consumers prefer to smoke their marijuana, which is a more traditional method, followed by edibles. Coffee and tea drinks just don’t seem like pot to many consumers.

“You have to twist people’s perspective to a new way of medicating,” said Chris Coggan, Chief Executive Officer of San Diego-based Therapy Tonics & Provisions. “It’s definitely one of our biggest challenges.” The company makes cannabis-infused coffee and tea bottled beverages. Coggan believes the early cannabis beverage business got off to a bad start with awful tasting drinks. After a quick pop during the early days of cannabis beverages sales started to decline, but he believes that is changing. “One of the things we pride ourselves on is that you don’t taste the cannabis and it doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth like other products,” Coggan said.