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    Cannadispatch October 2023

    October 3, 2023

    The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) and the Social Equity Program (SEP) are proud to celebrate Filipino American History Month and honor the culture and contributions of Filipinos in Los Angeles and all across the nation.In 2009, the US ...

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    September Reminder: Deadlines and Clarifications

    September 15, 2023

    The Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) realizes that you are busy. As a courtesy, DCR would like to remind you of a few deadlines and clarify some important items. Points of Clarification Fee deferrals were available to Social ...

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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 ...

  • Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance Program
    Cannadispatch September 2023

    September 7, 2023

    Observed nationally from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, Latino Heritage Month celebrates the rich histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Southern California has a strong ...

  • Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance Program
    August 2023 BLC Cannadispatch

    August 10, 2023

    It is too damn hot. So stay inside, set up a fan, grab some ice water, and keep working to build your cannabis company. To help you, DCR has over 160 hours of self-paced instructional Learning Management System instruction modules and individual ...

  • Intro to PCN Webinar + Q&A August 15, 2023 1:30 PM; Public Convenience or Necesity (PCN) Finding Request orms accepted August 15-29, 2023
    DCR Opens PCN Process & Hosts Intro to PCN Webinar 8/15

    August 9, 2023

    Beginning Tuesday, August 15, 2023, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) will accept Pre-Application Record requests for the Retail Storefront commercial cannabis activity in unduly concentrated Community Plan Areas (CPAs). The Pre-Application ...

  • 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 ...

  • July News Bulletin
    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 ...

  • Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance Program
    July Cannadispatch

    June 30, 2023

      THANK YOU LOS ANGELES Check out “LA This Week's” coverage of LA Cannabis Unite! A special thank you and shout-out to all that attended the June 17, LA Cannabis Unite Summer networking mixer at the historic Mayfair Hotel DTLA, hosted by ...

  • Business, Licensing and Compliance Assistance Program
    June 2023 Cannadispatch

    June 5, 2023

    Calling the Los Angeles cannabis community. Don’t get left behind. Click now to RSVP Happy June. The public is invited to the largest free summertime professional development, business and networking event hosted by the Los Angeles Department ...