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UPDATED INFORMATION RE: Event Organizer(s) and Shared-Use Facility RFPs

The deadline for the RFPs have been extended to April 14, 2020. Please view addendum for details.

On February 21, 2020 the Special Activity Permits Office released the following Requests for Proposals:

  1. RFP for Event Organizer(s) for Cannabis Equity Applicants.
  2. RFP for a Shared-Use Manufacturing Facility for Cannabis Equity Applicants.

Interested applicants should login/register with iSupplier to access the RFPs.

Feel free to email if there are any technical difficulties.


Cultivators, delivery-only dispensaries, distributors, testing laboratories, manufacturers and transporters may apply for cannabis permits. There is no limit on the number of permits that can be issued for those activities.

However, at least half of all permits must be issued to Equity applicants as described below.

  • Equity – Applicants who qualify for fee waivers plus technical and financial assistance based on income level and residential location or cannabis conviction.
  • General – All other applicants. A General applicant who incubates an Equity applicant by providing them with three years of free rent and security measures, has priority over other General applicants.

OFFICE HOURS FOR CANNABIS BUSINESS: Monday - Fridays 9:30 am - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 3:30pm

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Map location for Cannabis Permits, located at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 123
Oakland, CA 94612

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