New York, NY
Posted 1 day ago
In the spring of 2017 the Oakland City Council enacted landmark cannabis legislation to promote equitable ownership and employment
opportunities in the cannabis industry to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities of color and address the
disproportionate impacts of the war on drugs in those communities. The City of Oakland’s strategies to date have included prioritized
permitting for equity applicants, exemption from application and permit fees, technical assistance, and financial assistance via the Equity
Loan and Grant Programs.
Now the City of Oakland is seeking to advance opportunities for equity manufacturers by sponsoring two separate shared-use manufacturing
facilities for a one-year period through grant funds received from the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC).
These facilities will provide equity
applicants with both compliant locations to manufacture products and support in distributing products to retailers.