• DCR Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
    DCR Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

    May 27, 2021

    DCR's offices will be closed Friday, May 28, 2021 to Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day. Additionally, Office of Finance's Cannabis Unit will be closed Thursday, May 27, 2021 to Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day.

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    Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) Launches SPARK!

    April 20, 2021

    The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) is dedicated to engaging with community members to better serve them and meet their needs.    DCR needs your help to better advise the City of Los Angeles on cannabis laws, policies and

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    SEED Grant Program Available Now!

    April 20, 2021

    The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) is pleased to announce the launch of the SEED Grant Program! Beginning on April 20, 2021, all verified Social Equity Individual Applicants will be able to apply for direct financial assistance through SEED

  • DCR Award 2021
    DCR Awarded Additional $2M from California Cannabis Equity Grant Program

    March 18, 2021

    On March 15, 2021, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cannabis Regulation has been awarded $2,030,997.42 in grant funding from the California Cannabis Equity Grant

  • PCN
    Important Information re Notice of Public Convenience or Necessity (PCN) Application Filing

    March 18, 2021

    The City’s cannabis licensing law, known specifically as the Cannabis Procedure Ordinance, limits the number of Retail, Cultivation and Volatile-Manufacturing Commercial Cannabis Activity Licenses by Community Plan Area (CPA) based on the definition

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    Announcement: New Virtual Public Counter Hours

    March 18, 2021

    Beginning April 5, 2021, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) will be changing the operating hours of its Licensing and Information Services (Virtual Public Counter). The Virtual Public Counter will be now available Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a

  • Website Update 3.11.21
    LACBA Pro Bono Legal Services Available Now for Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Applicants

    March 11, 2021

    The Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Cannabis Section (LACBA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, has created a Pro Bono Legal Assistance program which will operate through the LACBA’s SmartLaw Referral Service for Phase 3 Retail Round

  • February 24, 2021 Department Update Los Angeles City Council approves ordinance 186919 concerning renewal fee payment extensions for Department of Cannabis Regulation applicants and licensees. Please click for more details.
    Los Angeles City Council Approves Ordinance 186919

    February 24, 2021

    Renewal Fee Payment Extensions for Department of Cannabis Regulation Applicants and Licensees On February 10, 2021, the Los Angeles City Council approved Ordinance 186919 (the “Ordinance”) that (1) allows for a one-time late submission of 2020 and

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    DCR Closed for President's Day Weekend

    February 11, 2021

    DCR Closed for President's Day Weekend Friday, February 12, 2021 to Monday, February 15, 2021 Licensing analysts are reviewing and processing applications during the holiday closure. Inspections previously scheduled will continue. Normal telephone

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    Video Tutorial: Stakeholder Participation in the Public Convenience or Necessity (PCN) Process

    January 21, 2021

    This video was created to assist key stakeholders understand their role in the Public Convenience or Necessity Process (PCN) for Commercial Cannabis Retail Applicants.