Daniel Sosa was born in Los Angeles and raised on Mt. Washington, a small residential community in northeast L.A. He attended LAUSD schools from K-12, graduating from North Hollywood High School in 2002. Daniel attended The Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington DC, earning a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Global Public Health in 2006. After graduating, Daniel moved back to Los Angeles, and within one year opened two of the first medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles; La Brea Collective, in Mid-City, and Hollyweed, in Hollywood. He registered both dispensaries under the Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) in 2007. In 2010, he transferred the non-profit corporation, Hollyweed, to another individual, relinquishing any and all interests in this business. In 2012, he moved La Brea Collective to 5057 W. Pico Blvd. where it operates today.
Since it began operating, La Brea Collective has provided tens of thousands of dollars worth of completely free medicine to patients with terminal illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer through their Compassion Program. Over the past three years, La Brea Collective has organized an ongoing food drive, raising over 10,000 food items for the Tom Bradley Youth and Family Center, which distributes the items directly to local families in need. La Brea Collective also organizes an annual toy drive and back to school drive, raising dozens of items also for the Tom Bradley Youth and Family Center. La Brea Collective is compliant with Measure D, and employs approximately 20 people.
Daniel has a passion for travelling and has travelled to over 30 countries. He has been a licensed real estate agent for 6 years. Daniel, on behalf of La Brea Collective, has been an active member of the Miracle Mile Chamber of Commerce since 2009. He was recently elected to the Board of the Greater Los Angeles Collectives Alliance (GLACA) which has been an active trade association for medical marijuana dispensaries since 2006. Daniel is a strong believer in human empowerment. Daniel has served as business representative on the PICO Neighborhood Council Board since 2012.
Service / Non Profit Representative
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from both UCLA and Hastings College of the Law. Professionally, I am a lawyer. My practice focuses on helping people, especially in the areas of employment law and landlord tenant disputes.
In 1999, I moved to South Carthay. In 2007, I was elected President of the South Carthay Neighborhood Association and continue in that role. I joined the PICO Neighborhood Council to help protect and preserve our beautiful neighborhood, and was elected President of the PICO NC in 2015. I love learning about our wonderful neighborhood and strive to empower our board members and stakeholders in their efforts to preserve and improve it.