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CORE-related news & Policy update

LOTTERY for storefront dispensary permits

The proposed amendments to Title 5 and 17 regarding the addition of new storefront dispensary permits in the City of Sacramento is tentatively scheduled to be heard by the Law & Legislation Committee on May 19, 2020.  The new permits will be exclusive to CORE participants only.  The following documents will be submitted as attachments to the item. 

1. Draft Application for CORE Lottery

2. Proposed Evaluation Criteria for CORE Lottery

3. Tentative Lottery Calendar

Comments and suggestions are welcome, and may sent via email to Please include "comments to CORE Lottery Procedures" on your subject line.

(Updated:  April 8, 2020)


California Cannabis Equity Grants Program Provides $30 Million in Grant Funding for Local Jurisdictions

The City of Sacramento will receive $3.83 million in grant funds from the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) through the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions. Read the announcement made by Go-Biz on April 21, 2020 here. 

Please check this page often for updated information, including the availability of the grant funds and how to apply.