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San Diego among 16 CA cities to receive Cannabis Equity Grant

by: Amber Coakley

Posted: Feb 19, 2023 / 10:15 AM PST

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SAN DIEGO — The City of San Diego said Thursday it was awarded a statewide grant to promote equity in the local cannabis industry.

More than $880,000 in funding, granted by the Governor of California’s Office of Business and Economic Development, will be used to help support local residents seeking to enter the legal cannabis industry. The city said the grant will help cover permits, license fees and other start-up property costs.

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San Diego was among 16 cities across California to to receive the award. The city said the combined total of $15 million in grants was funded through tax revenue generated from statewide recreational cannabis sales.