Posted on 10/05/2022

Welcome back to the BLC Cannadispatch, providing the Los Angeles social equity community with the latest cannabis jobs, resources, news, and events! 

This is a long but exciting email because we are proud to offer a ton of new webinars and programs for the social equity community. Let's run through a quick outline of this email:

As always, feel free to email if you have any questions.



  • October 4th - Beachside Chat: Tech Tools for Raising Capital & Acquisitions
  • October 6 - City of LA Office of Finance
  • October 18 - City of LA Fire Department & Building and Safety
  • October 20 - City of LA DQP & Sanitation

Click here to register for these webinars


DCR is proud to offer cannabis entrepreneurs four webinars with Subject Matter Experts on raising capital and an introduction to the different City of Los Angeles departments you will navigate to start and run a Social Equity Cannabis business in LA. 



The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulations, Social Equity Department offers over 300 hours of free coaching, free webinars, grant money, and a ton of critical updates on the fast-changing cannabis legal and business landscape.

But, if we do not have your most up-to-date information, you will not hear about any of these incredible opportunities. So please, take 1-minute and update your contact information.



Coaching is professional consulting sponsored by DCR, to help you in tough situations, develop strategic plans, and build your best team.

Your Coach will:

  • Offer customized learning experiences tailored toward your needs. 
  • Work one-to-one, not in a group of people. 
  • Offer practical advice.  
  • Get you to the next level 

Coaching happens on your time schedule. Coaching is different for everyone. Please schedule a 15-Minute virtual assessment with a Guidance Counselor to get yours.  

For Businesses that need specific expertise, please schedule a 15-Minute virtual assessment to determine the next steps and to find you the best subject-matter expert in the following categories:

For job seekers, please check out our free coaching opportunities: 


The Business to Business Mixer - Register Here to Network!

A free virtual event for ALL Cannabis Businesses in Los Angeles, CA, to showcase your business or services, find business opportunities, share best practices, and network with other businesses in Cannabis.

Live interactive discussions with featured companies on real estate, business operations, and more. Open discussion mixer session for companies to meet and network. Meet Expert Coaches! To have your company featured, email

Virtual Business to Business Supply Chain Mixer October 12th, 10 AM – 12 PM

  • 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM - Keynote from Dr. Dilara Uskup
  • 10:25 AM - 10:30 AM - Coaching Program 
  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM - Spotlight: The Michael Cartagena Group
  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM - Real Estate for Business Operations 
  • 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Spotlight: Legal - James Silva
  • 11:30 AM - 11:40 AM - LA DCR LMS; Coaching Resources 
  • 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM - Open Networking - Introduce Yourself!

Virtual Hiring Mixer - October 12th, 12 PM – 1 PM

  • 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM - Welcome - DCR Job resources for Employers
  • 12:10 PM - 12:30 PM - Interviewing; Hiring Your Ideal Team
  • 12:30 PM - 12:40 PM - For employers - Coaching for interviewing
  • 12:40 PM - 1:00 PM - Open Engagement and Networking

To get your company featured, email

Register Here to join the Virtual Mixers on Zoom!


EMPLOYER TOOLKIT: A single source for what YOU need to know. 

  • Resources for Hiring Employees
  • Compliance Responsibilities
  • Reporting
  • Determining Employee vs.Contractor
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Responding to Unemployment Claims
  • Covid-19 Safety in the Workplace 
  • CA Regulatory Agency Information

Access the Employer Toolkit on DCR’s Licensed Employer’s Resources Google Drive! User Guide: Employer Hiring Toolkit

Tools are arranged according to the “employee life cycle,” which follows the entire process of finding, hiring, and eventually offboarding an employee. 

Templates & Checklists: Employee Lifecycle: Employer Requirements in California

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