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Social equity in Oxnard marijuana business, Port of Hueneme expansion to be discussed

The Oxnard City Council will discuss a social equity program for future marijuana businesses and the preparation of an environmental study on the expansion of Port of Hueneme at its Tuesday meeting.

The 6 p.m. meeting at the Council Chambers, 305 W. Third St., will be the last before the August recess.

Oxnard has decided to allow marijuana businesses into the city and is preparing to set fees and fine tune other details for the applications. On Tuesday, council will consider a social equity program, which will set aside some dispensaries, manufacturers and other marijuana businesses for those who live in Oxnard and meet certain income requirements.

Other cities in California have similar social equity programs. They are designed to address the historical impacts cannabis arrests and convictions have had on low-income and minority communities.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By Wendy Leung on Ventura County Star

Published: July 29, 2019

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