Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance

Programming to Directly Assist Social Equity Entrepreneurs in Launching a Commercial Cannabis Business in Los Angeles

DCR has selected five vendors to provide targeted programming to Social Equity entrepreneurs interested 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, Cannabis Technology Business Development Services Education.

North Star Alliances
Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches
Wadeco Business Center
High Demand Development
Oaksterdam University

North Star Alliances

Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches

Wadeco Business Center

High Demand Development

Oaksterdam University 

BLC Assistance Program LMS Portal

The Department of Cannabis Regulation has recently launched its online Business, Licensing and Compliance (BLC) Assistance Program’s Learning Management System (LMS). Through the BLC Assistance Program LMS Portal you will have access to online courses, digital resources and educational events. There is currently over 90 hours of education content on subjects such as: Branding & Marketing, Financial Planning and Security Requirements just to name a few. Please note, the LMS is only available to verified Social Equity Individual Applicants.

Click here to access the LMS Portal

If you are a verified Social Equity Individual Applicant and you cannot login, please fill out the form below. 

Please email if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

Webinar Series: Resources for Cannabis Businesses & Job Seekers

Date Time Subject
April 7, 2022 6:00 p.m. Tax Prediction & Compliance
April 12, 2022 6:00 p.m. Advanced Security
April 14, 2022 6:00 p.m. Identifying Funds & Raising Capital
April 21, 2022 6:00 p.m. Digital Security: Cybersecurity Threat Simulation with IBM
April 26, 2022 6:00 p.m. Advanced Inventory Management
April 28, 2022 6:00 p.m. Advanced Transportation & Delivery

Register for our April Events Here

Webinar Series: Beachside Chats


Click here to join the forum (no registration required!)

The Beachside Chat series is a monthly forum held by DCR's Business Licensing and Compliance Assistance Program. Each session features a hot or trending topic in the growing cannabis industry.

The next Beachside Chat is scheduled for April 4th at 6 p.m., and the topic will be "What to Know About Internal Cybersecurity Controls" 


Cannabis Business Advice


Full List of Dates

Date Time
April 1 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
April 8 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
April 22 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
April 29 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

What happens on each date?

Time Topic
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Retail, Patient & Consumer Safety
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Business of Cannabis Retail
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Business of Cannabis Delivery
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Business of Cannabis Distribution
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Business of Cannabis Manufacturing

Link for 1:1 Support!


Virtual Job Networking

April 28, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Employers can identify and schedule 1-on-1 interviews with candidates from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PDT

Job placement activities in Cannabis Retail and Supply Chain, including Ancillary Companies

Career Development and Networking Opportunities. Interview workers who self-identify as local, social equity-verified, and transitional (to help satisfy your good faith hiring requirements)

Job-Seekers can connect to full and part-time, event-based, seasonal, and temporary work and explore Career Pathways in the Cannabis Industry

Early Birds: Asynchronous Exploration and Video Tutorials starting April 21st


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Questions about these events? Contact