California launches $20M grant program to expand local retail cannabis programs

California regulators are rolling out a $20 million grant program to help incentivize dozens of counties and cities to establish or expand retail cannabis programs.

The Department of Cannabis Control’s Local Jurisdiction Retail Access Grant, billed as the first of its kind in the United States, aims to provide local jurisdictions with resources to expand access to marijuana products in underserved areas while prioritizing markets that support social equity opportunities.

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“Expanding access to California’s retail cannabis market is an important step towards protecting consumer safety and supporting a balanced market,” Nicole Elliott, director of the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), said in a news release.

“The retail access grant program ultimately seeks to encourage legal retail operations in areas where existing consumers do not have convenient access to regulated cannabis.”

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