Are You Living in a Cannabis Desert?

Our friends at Norcal Cannabis Company sent us this map of the California cannabis retail desert.

Congrats to the 2019-2020 Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters Board!

Brian Sullivan, President

Peter Seibold, President Elect

Ross Pendergraft, Treasurer

Teri Frankel, Secretary

Bobbi Kaelin, Past President

Dierdre Kennedy-Simington, Legislative Chair

Scott Gilbert, Professional Development

Jamie Miller, Membership Chair

Stan Israel, Membership Retention Chair

Naama O. Pozniak, HUPAC Chair / Media Relations

Elizabeth Underhill, CAHU PAC Chair

Kerry Wright, Community Outreach

Anne Villasenor-Perez, Awards Chair

Jeff Grocky, Vanguard Chair

Judy Daniels, Medicare Chair

Fabienne DiMartino, Recruiting & Mentoring

Charlotte McPherson, Communications Chair

Donald Weiss, Member at Large

May Jung, Member at Large

Nathan Carlson, Executive Director

 Cal Broker welcomes info from all California AHU chapters. If you have news from your chapter, please send to

 Must Attend: PERKS LA – The Employee Experience Expo

Here’s an event not to miss…September 11 PERKS LA will bring you the largest selection of perks, services, amenities and benefits for your clients, prospects and their employees. Plus VIP workshops and fitness, giveaways, free food and drink samples, happy hour and more for all ticket holders. The best part is that CB readers get 20% off by using code CALBROKER. Register at and also check out sponsor/exhibiting details.  PERKS LA is September 11, Magic Box @ The Reef, Los Angeles

Ricardo Lara is making some people very unhappy. Recent reports conclude that soon after Lara became the new California Insurance Commissioner he organized a reelection committee that began accepting tens of thousands of dollars in political contributions from folks with ties to companies he regulates.The donations, which are not illegal, contradict a pledge Lara made in the run-up to the 2018 election that he would reject contributions from the insurance industry.

Lara reported accepting more than $50,000 in donations in recent months from insurance company executives and their apparent spouses, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune analysis of campaign funding data.