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  • 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 ...

  • Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance Program
    February 2024 Cannadispatch

    February 1, 2024

    February 2024 "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." –Harriet TubmanThe Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) and the ...

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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 ...

  • Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance Program
    January 2024 Cannadispatch

    December 22, 2023

    January 2024 Happy New Year, and welcome to new beginnings! The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) and the Social Equity Program (SEP) wish you continued success, health, and prosperity in 2024. As the commercial cannabis regulating authority ...

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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 ...

  • Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance Program
    December 2023 Cannadispatch

    December 4, 2023

    December 2023 Happy Holidays | Feliz Navidad | Maligayang Pasko | Buon Natale | Joyeux NoëlThe Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) and the Social Equity Program (SEP) team wishes you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Holiday ...

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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 ...