Grow, Gift, Repair

Update on social equity in California

The state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) will award $10 million to qualifying jurisdictions by June 30 as part of a growing movement to repair social harms done by the war on drugs and marijuana prohibition and also to encourage minorities and those victimized by prohibition to get a toehold in the cannabis space.

The minimum grant amount for qualifying jurisdictions will be $100,000, according to a BCC news release.

To date, at least four cities in California have established social equity programs: Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento and San Francisco.

It’s unclear if other cities or counties also have begun crafting similar programs.