Last week, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control announced that it is accepting applications for grant funding authorized by the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018 (Equity Act), established by Senate Bill 1294.
The Bureau was appropriated $10 million to award to cities and counties assisting equity applicants and licensees through their local equity programs focusing on inclusion and support of persons in the cannabis industry who were negatively or disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition.
To apply for grant funding, a local jurisdiction must submit an application and the required documentation electronically through an online portal between July 31, 2019 and August 30, 2019. Click here to learn more about the application and for additional information about the equity grant guidelines.
California currently has four cities – Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco – that have active equity programs. Several other cities, including San Diego, Stockton and more are currently in the process of developing program guidelines.
For more information about the application process or issues involving social equity in the cannabis industry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.