The deadline is Monday to apply for the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation’s program that allows low-income and low-level marijuana criminal offenders prior to legalization to operate dispensaries.
The DCR said more than 1,200 applications have been filed to participate in the program, and it expects hundreds more will flood in Monday.
The Social Equity Program is in its third phase of applications. In its first two phases, it dolled out temporary approval status to almost 300 existing dispensaries and cannabis providers and is now seeking applications for delivery and additional retail licensing.
“We understand that many individuals have been working hard to gather supplemental documents to prove their eligibility as a Social Equity Applicant before the deadline,” a statement from the DCR read. “It is DCR’s priority to work with prospective Social Equity applicants to make the process as inclusive as possible.”
Published: July 29, 2019