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Advisory: Public hearing set to identify cannabis and insurance industry issues

News: 2017 Press Release

For Release: October 18, 2017
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Advisory: Public hearing set to identify cannabis and insurance industry issues
Insurance Commissioner Jones exploring insurance coverage for expanding cannabis industry
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is holding a public hearing with insurance and cannabis-related stakeholders to identify insurance coverage gaps for the state's growing cannabis industry. Testimony from cannabis business experts and insurers scheduled for hearing.

WHO:  California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

WHEN: Thursday, October 19, 2017
2 p.m.

WHERE: Westin Bonaventure Hotel, San Gabriel Rooms
404 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Media Notes:
  • Click here to watch livestream of hearing.
  • The California Department of Insurance has a dedicated webpage on the cannabis and insurance issues: www.insurance.ca.gov/cannabis
  • The California Department of Insurance is holding its public hearing at the same location as the LA Cannabis Task Force hearing that starts at 1 p.m. and California Cannabis Industry Association hearing that starts at 3:30 p.m.   


The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California. Insurers collect $289 billion in premiums annually in California. Since 2011 the California Department of Insurance received more than 1,000,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $394 million in claims and premiums. Please visit the Department of Insurance web site at www.insurance.ca.gov. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800.927.HELP or 213.897.8921. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), please dial 800.482.4833.

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