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CORE-related news & Policy update


To receive updates on CORE-related policy items or to receive invitations to CORE stakeholder meetings, please send an email to and request to be added to the CORE email list.


The City will be seeking proposals to review and evaluate the City's cannabis program and the Cannabis Opportunity Reinvestment and Equity (CORE) Program and their effectiveness in increasing equity in the cannabis space.  The study is intended to provide potential changes that can be made to further promote equity.  

The draft RFP for the study will be discussed by the Racial Equity Ad Hoc Committee during its meeting on January 25th from 10 am to 12 noon.  Public comments will be heard during the meeting.  A link to the meeting and the full agenda will be available under the Upcoming Meetings on January 21st.  Comments may also be submitted through the cannabis email at

View the draft RFP for the Cannabis Equity Study here.

CORE 2.0

The CORE 2.0 is a workgroup whose purpose is to develop recommendations to the City Council to make CORE a permanent program. The two-year pilot program was scheduled to sunset in April 2021 but is now extended to April 2022.   Read the Council report extending the program here.  Meeting notes from previous CORE 2.0 can be viewed by dates below:

- October 28, 2020
- December 2, 2020

To participate in future CORE 2.0 discussions, please send an email to and request to be added to the CORE 2.0 group discussion list.