The City of Los Angeles is requesting that ALL cannabis business licensees and applicants and ALL verified Social Equity Applicants complete the following survey by Sunday, June 7, 2020, in compliance with the reporting requirements of the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018 (Equity Act) and Item 1111-490 of Section 2 of the Budget Act of 2019 (Budget Act).
The data gathered will be used for reporting purposes as required by Provision 5(d) of the Budget Act of 2019, 1111‐490 Reappropriation and Section 26244(c) of the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018. Additionally, this information may be disclosed in response to a California Public Records Act request (Government Code section 6250 et seq.), to another government agency, or in response to a court or administrative order, subpoena, or search warrant.This survey is completely voluntary.
The California Cannabis Equity Grant Program was created under the California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018 to aid local equity programs to support equity applicants and equity licensees. Over a dozen jurisdictions across the state were awarded grants to help fund their local social equity programs.
On October 9, 2019, the Bureau of Cannabis Control announced the City of Los Angeles was awarded $1,834,156.38 in grant funding made available by the California Cannabis Equity Grant Program for Local Jurisdictions for fiscal year 2019-2020.
The City of Los Angeles will be utilizing this funding to provide verified Social Equity Program Applicants various resources including Business Development and Workforce Development Services. Additional information on how the City of Los Angeles will utilize funds awarded through this grant will be available after the start of the next Fiscal Year, July 1, 2020.