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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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    November 2023 Cannadispatch

    November 2, 2023

    Happy Thanksgiving from DCR The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) and the Social Equity Program (SEP) wish all Social Equity Individual Applicants (SEIAs), licensees, operators, and entrepreneurs a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with friends ...

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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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    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 visit ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...