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Equity Program

Videos from Monthly Loan & Grant Meetings

The 2nd Tuesday each month the City and Elevate Impact Oakland, will hold a meeting to share updates regarding the loan and grant programs for cannabis equity operators and maintain an ongoing feedback loop between equity operators, City staff, and Elevate Impact to improve these programs.

August 11, 2020

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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 - 3:30 pm (Office is closed from 12-1 pm)

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