About the Commission
The Cannabis Regulation Commission shall hold public hearings related to the issuance of Licenses to engage in commercial cannabis activity. Furthermore, the Commission may recommend to the City Council amendments to the City's Rules and Regulations.
Meetings of the Commission are open to the public; regular meetings are held at City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012 on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 2:00 p.m., however at this time, DCR is holding all Commission meetings virtually. As a convenience to the public, the Commission may hold special meetings in other locations of the City, depending upon the agenda item or items before it.
The Cannabis Regulation Commission was established by ordinance on July 30, 2017.
Click here for the Cannabis Regulation Commission Rules and Operating Procedures that were adopted pursuant to the authority set forth in Chapter 31 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code. For more information, contact: CannabisCommission@lacity.org.
President Mason is a native Angeleno who has been a civic and community leader throughout her adult life. As a workers’ compensation industry veteran, she previously managed the day-to-day operations of the workers’ compensation benefit delivery program for the Ameron International Corporation. President Mason previously served on the Government Affairs and Educational Committees of the California Self-Insurers Association where she analyzed and commented upon pending legislation and planned educational conferences for self-insured entities. President Mason also serves as President of the Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council and as Chair of the South Los Angeles Alliance of Neighborhood Councils. In both capacities she has been an advocate for economic development, social justice and social equity. President Mason received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. President Mason was appointed to the Cannabis Regulation Commission in 2019 and was elected Commission President in 2023.
Shi Young Lim
Commissioner Shi Young Lim, appointed by Mayor Karen Bass, is the founding and managing partner of Park & Lim, a boutique law firm that represents financial institutions and corporate clients on all aspects including jury trials and negotiating hundred-million-dollar transactions. Commissioner Lim has been a practicing attorney for over thirty-five years. He has been the sole or lead attorney on many jury and non-jury trials in State and Federal Court. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy. He has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Central District Court of Appeals and Bankruptcy Appeals Panel. He has several published decisions and one case was argued before the United States Supreme Court. He acts as general counsel to many privately held companies. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from University of Illinois in 1983 and his Juris Doctor Degree from University of Santa Clara in 1986.
Born and raised in Chicago, Anton Farmby attended Monday College where he received his Associates degree. Following a short stint at Northeastern Illinois University, Mr. Farmby left college to join the labor movement. He began his organizing career in 1998 working with SEIU organizing workers at Misericordia Home, a facility for physically and mentally disabled adults. In 2000, Anton became an Organizer at SEIU Local 1 in Chicago, Illinois. While at Local 1, Anton helped lead the Residential Maintenance Contract Campaign, mobilizing thousands of union members for higher standards in the industry. He also worked on campaigns to organize school bus drivers, custodial workers, and public housing employees.
Mr. Farmby relocated to Los Angeles where he would go on to organize security officers and was later elected President of the newly formed SEIU Local 2006, Security Officers United in Los Angeles (SOULA). In 2010, he helped oversee the merger between janitors, security officers, stadium/arenas and airport workers who formed SEIU United Service Workers West.
Mr. Farmby currently serves as Vice President of SEIU United Service Workers West, which represents over 45,000 janitors, security officers, airport workers, and other property service workers throughout California. In 2023, as the leader of the Security Division at USVVVV, Mr. Farmby oversaw the bargaining and ratification of the best security contract of any union in the country. In this role, he is heading the work with the USVVVV Executive Board and leadership to build an inclusive union where everyone feels a sense of belonging, respect, and value that fosters meaningful long-term engagement to build true solidarity across differences among its members.
Mr. Farmby currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Hope and two children, Kimberly Jordan, and Kaleb Joshua.
Josie Trevizo, Commission Executive Assistant