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    DCR Offering Virtual Public Counter Appointments

    November 14, 2023

    Sign up to speak to a DCR analyst onlineIn light of the recent closure of Interstate 10 Freeway in the City of Los Angeles, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) offices will be closed for the next two weeks. Instead, DCR will host virtual ...

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    November 2023 News Bulletin

    November 13, 2023

    Greetings!This time of year gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on things for which we are grateful. This month, I want to take a moment to celebrate November 5th as the 27th anniversary of the passage of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 ...

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    October 2023 News Bulletin

    October 12, 2023

    Greetings!In the last few months of the year, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) is ramping up its work as it guides applicants through a few different activities: the 2024 License Renewal cycle, the Annual Licensing process, and the Public ...

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    Important Operational Clarification and Compliance Information

    October 5, 2023

    DCR understands that Applicants are eager to open their businesses and begin operating; however, there are regulations that guide this process. DCR wants to ensure that the road to licensure is not disrupted or impeded by providing clear ...

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    September 2023 News Bulletin

    September 7, 2023

    Hello! Recently, the City of Los Angeles and DCR hosted a delegation from South Africa on a fact-finding mission exploring Los Angeles’ cannabis license, compliance and social equity programs, their development, challenges and successes. This visit ...

  • August 2023 News Bulletin
    August 2023 News Bulletin

    August 2, 2023

    Dear Angelenos: On Sunday, July 30, 2023, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) celebrated its 6th anniversary. During these past six years, DCR and its stakeholders have experienced a shared journey to develop and ...

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    July News Bulletin

    July 3, 2023

      Greetings, Just this past month, Mayor Karen Bass signed Executive Directive 4, which seeks to identify and overcome hurdles faced by small businesses throughout the City of L.A. DCR is thankful for Mayor Bass and Deputy Mayor Rachel Freeman’s ...

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    June 2023 News Bulletin

    June 1, 2023

    Greetings, Welcome to our June edition of the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) news bulletin. During Pride Month, the City of Los Angeles will see parades, picnics, and concerts, among other festivities, honoring and celebrating the impacts ...

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    April 2023 News Bulletin

    April 20, 2023

    Happy 4/20 There is much lore about the origins of 4/20, a day specially dedicated to celebrating cannabis and cannabis culture.  Whatever the true story is, DCR wishes everyone a safe 4/20! DCR is incredibly excited to report that on this 4/20, it ...

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    March 2023 News Bulletin

    April 4, 2023

    Greetings! The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) is leading local applicants and current operators into a new phase of the licensing process. As the State of California moves away from provisional licensing into a more permanent annual ...