US (CA): Long Beach accepts $3 million grant for cannabis social equity program

Long Beach City Council members agreed to accept state funds for its cannabis social equity program which would be used to expand direct grants, fee waivers and direct technical assistance programs available to equity applicants.

City Council members voted at their meeting on Tuesday, March 8, to accept $3,235,203 from the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

“I’m looking forward for ways to make sure we can move this program forward,” said Councilwoman Suely Saro at the meeting.

Long Beach’s cannabis social equity program was created in 2018 to ensure those who have been historically targeted for cannabis-related crimes have an opportunity to cash in on the now-legal industry.

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