Los Angeles’ Cannabis Licensing and Regulatory Program Updates

This entry was posted on Friday, July 31st, 2020 and is filed under Cannabis Law.

Read below for important updates on the status of the Los Angeles Cannabis Licensing and Regulatory program from the Department of Cannabis Regulation as presented on July 30, 2020.

On July 30th, the Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission held a telephonic meeting with Cat Packer, the Executive Director of the Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”). Cat Packer, along with the Assistant Executive Director, Jason Killeen, presented the Executive Director’s Report regarding the status of the City’s cannabis licensing and regulatory program, including:

  • A summary of amendments to Article 4, Chapter X of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, including amendments to Section 104.19 regarding fees and fines associated with Commercial Cannabis regulations;
  • The Public Convenience or Necessity (“PCN”) process and related requirements and restrictions;
  • The Pre-Application Review process and related requirements and restrictions;
  • The Temporary Approval application process and related requirements and restrictions;
  • The process to request Business Premises Relocation and related requirements and restrictions;
  • The definition of Equity Share and related requirements and restrictions; and
  • Phase 3 Retail Round 1.

The summary of the Executive Director’s Report can be found here and the audio recording of the meeting will be made available through the Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission.

By Nellie Niakossary, July 31, 2020.