EQUITY PROGRAM

In 2017 the City Council enacted the nation's first cannabis equity program to promote equitable ownership and employment opportunities in the cannabis industry in order to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities of color and address the disproportionate impacts of the war on drugs in those communities.

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Jun 25, 2020

Updates to Equity Grant Program

Our office is excited to announce the following three updates to the City's Grant and Loan Programs for equity applicants.

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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 - 12:00pm and 1:00 - 3:30pm

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cannabisapp@oaklandca.gov

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Monday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed