CCIA Report Examines Health and Progress of California’s Cannabis Social Equity Programs
California’s cannabis social equity programs are struggling and in need of greater oversight.
Brittany M. 11/16/2021 - 8:09 AM
LA’s Social Equity Applicants Lament Broken Promises
The city’s Department of Cannabis Regulation blames the pandemic for slowing things down, but the problems began long before “Covid” was part of the American lexicon.
Brittany M. 03/25/2021 - 4:09 AM
Local Governments Will Get $15 Million in Cannabis Equity Grants
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced a new cannabis equity grant program this week aimed at advancing social justice in communities that have been disproportionately affected by the War on Drugs.
Brittany M. 03/18/2021 - 5:00 AM
Audit Flags Problems With Sacramento’s Cannabis Dispensary Program

Despite a Sacramento city ordinance prohibiting transfer of cannabis dispensary permits, over half of cannabis dispensaries have changed ownership, according to a new audit.

Brittany M. 11/17/2020 - 8:37 AM
Sacramento City Council Approves Addition of 10 Dispensaries
To be eligible for the new permits, applicants must be former or current particpiants in the city's cannabis equity program.
Brittany M. 10/22/2020 - 4:48 AM
Sacramento Likely to Approve 10 More Dispensaries

The Sacramento City Council is expected to approve 10 additional cannabis dispensaries this week in an attempt to increase social equity.

Brittany M. 10/13/2020 - 5:31 AM
Some Social Equity Programs Are a Mess. Changes Are Coming.
Los Angeles is one of the cities making changes to its social equity program.
Brittany M. 07/30/2020 - 5:21 AM
L.A. Social Equity Contracts Raise Big Questions for Cannabis Entrepreneurs
Los Angeles’ social equity program for cannabis business owners is under the microscope again.
Brittany M. 06/25/2020 - 9:55 AM
California Announces $30 Million in Cannabis Social Equity Grants

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Bureau of Cannabis Control have announced a $30 million grant program for cannabis entrepreneurs disproportionately affec

Brittany M. 04/30/2020 - 4:09 AM
Audit Finds No Wrongdoing in L.A.’s Cannabis Licensing Process
Some people aren't so sure.
Brittany M. 04/09/2020 - 7:24 AM