The City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation will accept Social Equity Individual Applicant verification requests from May 26, 2022, to July 25, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The requirements for the Social Equity Individual Applicant verification are below.
Verification of a Social Equity Individual Application (“SEIA”) is required to submit a commercial cannabis business license application to conduct retail, non-retail delivery, and cultivation activities until January 1, 2025. Please note that individuals who were previously verified as SEIA in 2019 and who wish to participate in Phase 3 Round 2 lottery for Storefront Retail licenses, must be verified again under the updated criteria and have a California Cannabis Arrest or Conviction to register for the lottery. The eligibility criteria for verification changed in 2020.
In order to participate in Phase 3 Retail Round 2 lottery, the SEIA must be verified with:
Low Income means both of the following requirements are met:
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Blog by Tatyana Brenner, May 13, 2022.