The City of Los Angeles will begin accepting phase 2 applications for cannabis businesses starting August 1, 2018. The application period will be open for 30 days. Phase 2 is for businesses that operated previously which also include a social equity applicant.
The social equity program is designed to address some of the negative consequences that resulted from criminal marijuana prosecutions. Data produced by the city showed that while marijuana use by whites and minorities occurred in similar numbers, minorities and low income individuals were disproportionately affected by criminal prosecutions related to marijuana.
The application process in Los Angeles, like many other cities in California, is a time consuming and intensive process. If you are a cannabis entrepreneur, I can help you navigate the city process and connect you with industry professionals to produce the best application possible. I am available at email@example.com or 323-522-4440.