At this time, Applicants who applied for a License for Non-Retailer Commercial Cannabis Activity pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) Section 104.08 (Phase 2 Priority Processing) and meet the Tier 1 Social Equity Application ownership requirements stated in LAMC Section 104.20(c) may register for the Social Equity Program’s Tier 1 Fee Deferral Program.
Pursuant to LAMC Section 104.20(c), a Tier 1 Social Equity Applicant shall meet the following criteria at time of applying for a License: 1. Low Income and prior California Cannabis Conviction; or 2. Low Income and a minimum of five years cumulative residency in a Disproportionately Impacted Area. A Tier 1 Social Equity Applicant shall own no less than a 51 percent equity share of the business that would benefit from the issuance of the License.
If an applicant registers for the Social Equity Program’s Tier 1 Fee Deferral Program, its application will permanently be deemed a Tier 1 Social Equity Program application. That means that under no circumstance will the applicant be eligible for an annual license as a part of Phase 2 Priority Processing other than as a Tier 1 Social Equity Applicant that meets the 51% equity share requirements, as well as other requirements, proscribed in LAMC Sec. 104.20. Click here to register for the Social Equity Program’s Tier 1 Fee Deferral Program.