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Posted on 03/24/2022

Since September 2021, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) has been working with the City Council to amend Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 104.00 et seq. (Cannabis Procedures Ordinance). The most recent proposal provides application process timelines, revises definitions, creates a refiling process for Applicants, and clarifies the process for Phase 3 Retail Round 2.  

In accordance with Council instruction, the Office of the City Attorney transmitted the draft ordinance on March 15, 2022 which reflects these amendments. In addition, DCR has also updated the Rules and Regulations to support and provide further clarity to the licensing processes and operational requirements. The updated Rules and Regulations will be posted in the Council File found  here. The draft ordinance will be scheduled for City Council review and adoption soon. 

To help ensure understanding of these changes DCR is hosting a live webinar on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 1:00- 2:30 pm that will cover these amendments and how they will impact current and future Applicants and Licensees. 

You can join the Zoom webinar here and may submit pre-webinar questions here; the Department may address questions submitted during its presentation. The password for the Zoom webinar is 231553. Please note DCR will not discuss any questions regarding specific applications. 

You may also call into the Zoom webinar with the information below:

One tap mobile: US: +16699009128,,89212059435#  or +13462487799,,89212059435#

Telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128 and Webinar ID: 892 1205 9435 Password: 231553