The Social Equity Program is now taking applications! Apply here: https://www.massciportal.com/login-register
The Social Equity Program is designed to build a pathway for individuals and businesses that wish to build, enter, and support a robust adult-use cannabis marketplace regardless of their desired level of involvement or area of specialty.
Applicants or licensees are eligible for the social equity program if they demonstrate at least one of the following criteria:
1. Residence in an area of disproportionate impact (https://mass-cannabis-control.com/…/Map_Areas_of_Disproport…) for at least 5 of the past 10 years and an income that does not exceed 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (https://mass-cannabis-control.com/…/Household-Income-Limits…)
2. A past drug conviction and residence in Massachusetts for at least the preceding 12 months; or
3. Married to or the child of a person with a drug conviction and residence in Massachusetts for at least the preceding 12 months.