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Posted on 08/09/2023
Intro to PCN Webinar + Q&A August 15, 2023 1:30 PM; Public Convenience or Necesity (PCN) Finding Request orms accepted August 15-29, 2023

Beginning Tuesday, August 15, 2023, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) will accept Pre-Application Record requests for the Retail Storefront commercial cannabis activity in unduly concentrated Community Plan Areas (CPAs). The Pre-Application Record filing window will remain open until 11:59 PM, August 29, 2023

Pre-Application Records that are (1) timely filed, (2) meet zoning requirements, (3) meet Sensitive Use distancing requirements, (4) and are eligible for further processing may seek a Public Convenience or Necessity (PCN) finding from the City Council. In preparation, DCR will host an Intro to PCN webinar at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, August 15. The Intro to PCN webinar will include a questions and answers session at the end of the presentation.

Please note that before submitting a Pre-Application Record, prospective Applicants must obtain a Business Tax Registration Certificate (BTRC) number from the Office of Finance (Finance) and submit a Legal Business Entity Record through the DCR Licensing Portal. Please see module 1 of DCR’s Licensing 101 webinar for instructions on obtaining a BTRC and LBER here. DCR recommends that prospective Applicants acquire a BTRC and LBER prior to the August 15, 2023 opening of the Pre-Application Record/PCN filing process.

To RSVP and if you have questions that you would like to presubmit about the PCN process, you can do so here.

You can access the webinar here.

For more information, please email or call (213) 978-0738.