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core reimbursement program re-opened to pay out remaining funds

Beginning November 23, 2020, the business reimbursement program will  re-open and accept reimbursement requests until remaining funds in the amount of $91,532.33 are paid out.  All requests will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Reimbursement requests will be accepted only for those:

  • Who have submitted a valid BOP application (with a valid CUP) since the 8/7/20 reimbursement request deadline
  • Who have received under $25,000 per BOP in reimbursements (difference only)
  • Whose requests were denied due to missing the deadline.  Must submit a new reimbursement request to be eligible.  Valid BOP application required.

CORE Business Reimbursement Program

Business Operating Permit (BOP) applicants who have completed or are currently enrolled in the CORE Program are eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $25,000 for expenses incurred towards obtaining their permit.  Requesters must own at least 51% of the cannabis business.  Reimbursement funds are provided through the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) Equity Grant Fund Award to the City of Sacramento.  Read the City Council Report HERE accepting funds from the BCC on February 4, 2020.    .   

To submit a reimbursement request, please download the reimbursement request form and submit completed form along with a W9, a CA 590 form, and receipts to the Office of Cannabis Management by email to

For questions or more information, please contact us at (916) 808-8955 or send an email to