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Posted on 10/12/2022

Lottery Registration Period Opens Soon.

The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) will open the Phase 3 Retail Round 2 lottery (Lottery) registration period on Monday, October 24, 2022, by 10:00 AM Pacific Time (PT). All those who are qualified and wish to be entered into the Lottery must register for the Lottery through the DCR Licensing Portal. The Lottery registration period will promptly close at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

All timely registrations will be entered into the Lottery. Incomplete and/or late registrations will not be accepted and, as a result, will not be entered into the Lottery.

Lottery participants must be verified SEIAs with a California Cannabis Arrest or Conviction and verified during the 2022 SEIA eligibility verification period. If you were not verified as an SEIA or were verified without a California Cannabis Arrest or Conviction, you will not be able to register for the Lottery and may receive an error message if you attempt to register. If you have questions about your verification status, please read the section below.

See the following links for assistance related to registering for the Lottery:

Also, please join us tonight at 6:30pm for Technical Assistance Webinar #4 where we’ll review previously covered information in Technical Assistance Webinars #1 to #3 and go over how to register for the Lottery. You will be able to find archived video of the Technical Assistance #4 on the DCR events page.

SEIA Verification Status

DCR is pleased to report that it received approximately 1,275 Social Equity Individual Applicant (“SEIA”) eligibility verification requests. Under LAMC section 104.06.1(c), DCR has until at least October 23, 2022, to review all submitted requests.

Please visit the Eligibility Verification Updates page on the Department’s website to view an embedded table of the most up-to-date results of the 2022 SEIA eligibility verification process. This is a living document that is updated periodically as DCR continues to make eligibility determinations. Requesters can determine their verification status with the individual's full last name, first name initial, and the last two digits of their Accela Citizen Access Reference Contact ID number listed in the individual user’s account on the DCR Licensing Portal.

​​DCR is sending out notifications regarding 2022 SEIA eligibility verification requests status between October 3, 2022, until October 23, 2022. Notifications will be sent out via email to the email address provided by the Requester. Once an individual has been notified, their status will also be included when the spreadsheet is next updated. DCR is also updating individual user profiles on the DCR Licensing Portal to include 2022 SEIA eligibility verification requests status on a rolling basis. On or before October 23, 2022, DCR will make the final updates to the spreadsheet showing the status of 2022 SEIA Eligibility verification requests as well as the final updates to DCR Licensing Portal statuses.

PLEASE NOTE: DCR has received some emails notifying the Department that the email addresses provided by Requesters in their SEIA eligibility verification request are invalid and/or some Requesters are not receiving emails. If you have not received an email, please review the spreadsheet on DCR’s website and continue to regularly check the DCR Licensing Portal to review your 2022 SEIA eligibility verification status between October 3, 2022 until October 23, 2022.

For information about Phase 3 Retail Round 2, please visit this webpage to learn more about the process, access past Technical Webinars and learn more about the licensing process.