Happy Latino Heritage Month

The Department of Cannabis
Regulation (DCR) and the Social Equity Program (SEP) are proud to celebrate and honor the cultures and contributions of Latino Americans. Siempre adelante (always forward).

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CannaDispatch September 2023

August 2023

Welcome back to the BLC CannaDispatch, providing Los Angeles's Social Equity community with the latest news, cannabis jobs, resources, and events.

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Los Angeles Cannabis Unite Summer

June 17 - Mayfair Hotel DTLA

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DCR Job Board

Announcing the launch of our job board to help launch your career in the thriving cannabis industry.

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Cannabis & Capital

February 24 - Investor Networking Forum
Los Angeles Convention Center

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SEP Program

Social Equity News & Updates

Review the Latest News & Updates about our Social Equity Program.


Job Board

Review and apply for some of the latest Career Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry in our new Job Board.


Learning Management System

Access the DCR BLC Education Portal to access helpful materials and lectures.


Upcoming Events

Keep up to date with the Department of Cannabis Regulations and our upcoming Calendar of Events.


Welcome to the Department of Cannabis Regulation’s new Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance Program Website. We hope that you will take advantage of the many resources available to you on this platform.

DCR is committed to the mission of the Social Equity Program which is to promote equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry in order to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities, and to address the disproportionate impacts of the War on Drugs in those communities.

We invite you to explore and become familiar with the website. It is our commitment to provide equity entrepreneurs and job seekers with relevant programming, resources, business tools and career opportunities required for successful careers. Good Luck to all.

Best Regards,
Dr. Imani Brown
Director, Social Equity Program

Pro Bono Legal Services

The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Cannabis Section, in partnership with DCR, has created a Pro Bono Legal Assistance program which will operate through the Bar Association’s Smart Law Referral Service for Social Equity Applicants.Click here to learn more information

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SEED Grant Program

In April of 2021, the City of Los Angeles established the Social Equity Entrepreneur Development Grant Program (SEED) Grant Program). The SEED Grant Program utilizes funding from the Cannabis Equity Grant for Local Jurisdictions (CEG Grant) to provide financial assistance to verified Social Equity Individual Applicants.

The City of Los Angeles established the Social Equity Entrepreneur Development Grant Program (SEED).

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Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance (BLC)

The DCR has selected 5 Vendors to directly assist applicants with Business, Licensing and Compliance Support Programming and to Directly Assist Social Equity Entrepreneurs in Launching a Commercial Cannabis Business in Los Angeles. This online programming will cover: State and Local licensing Requirements, Commercial Cannabis Regulations, Cannabis Specific Business Development & Workforce Development, General Business Development, and other topics.

Click here to access and learn about the City’s online BLC offerings.

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Career Fair

The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) encourages licensed cannabis businesses to hire local, transitional, and equity workers. To support these efforts, DCR hosts a GROW Career fair with online educational webinars for job seekers preparing for a career in the cannabis industry. DCR will also conduct small group and individual coaching sessions to assist applicants with finding the right job in LA’s Cannabis industry. If you wish to explore opportunities in the cannabis industry, meet companies, and interview for jobs, Click below for more information.

Learn More about the upcoming Cannabis Career Fair.

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