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    April 2024 News Bulletin

    April 19, 2024

    Greetings! This month, the cannabis community celebrates the 4/20 holiday - the biggest celebration of perseverance, entrepreneurship, and simple joy in cannabis culture. For cannabis businesses, it is one of the busiest times for product sales ...

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    March 2024 News Bulletin

    March 11, 2024

    Greetings!This month, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) celebrates Women’s History Month. We honor and recognize the many trailblazers of the cannabis industry from women-owned dispensaries, delivery services, cultivators and manufacturers ...

  • February 2024 News Bulletin
    February 2024 News Bulletin

    February 20, 2024

    Greetings!2024 promises to be a productive year as the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) ramps up its efforts to transition cannabis licensees from Temporary Approval to the Annual License process.In 2018, the Temporary Approval process was ...

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    DCR’s Annual Licensing Process Begins + Annual Licensing Webinar

    January 31, 2024

    The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) is pleased to announce it has begun issuing Notices of Complete Application through the annual license application process. DCR anticipates that the first applications for Storefront Retail and ...

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    DCR Holiday Closure 2023

    December 20, 2023

    The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2023. DCR’s office and in-person public counter will be closed from December 25, 2023, to January 1, 2024. However, DCR’s virtual public counter operations will resume ...

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    December 2023 News Bulletin

    December 8, 2023

    Season’s Greetings!I’m glad to provide a bit of good news in this December issue of DCR’s News Bulletin. Today, Mayor Karen Bass signed into law a deadline extension for 100 Social Equity Applicants selected in the Phase 3 Retail Round 2 Retail ...

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    LADCR Updates Rules and and Regulations

    December 7, 2023

    The Department of Cannabis Regulation published updated Rules and Regulations on its website on November 27, 2023, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) section 104.16. This communication outlines some of the changes, but the full text of the ...

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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 ...