SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego’s Hashish Enterprise Division obtained a $764,261 grant from the California Division of Hashish Management, supposed to develop instruments to assist companies adjust to native and state legal guidelines, it was introduced Monday.
“The grant funding will assist streamline and improve the native regulatory course of,” mentioned Mayor Todd Gloria. “We need to make sure that our native hashish neighborhood has the sources to develop a market that advantages each companies and the neighborhood alike.”
Based on town, the grant can be used to:
— Develop an internet portal that may automate and streamline the monitoring and add of annual self-compliance necessities;
— Procure tools and software program to examine, observe and actively regulate licensed companies;
— Rent a marketing consultant to assist candidates navigate the allowing course of;
— Guarantee equitable alternatives to enter the authorized hashish market is obtainable for populations and communities disproportionately affected by hashish prohibition; and
— Fund coaching and schooling for licensees on relevant metropolis and state rules and necessities.
“This grant will assist us turn out to be extra aware of the rising native authorized hashish market,” mentioned Hashish Enterprise Division Deputy Director Lara Gates. “The funding will guarantee we will successfully allow and regulate the native business whereas additionally making certain compliance with metropolis rules.”
San Diego’s Hashish Enterprise Division is throughout the Improvement Providers Division. It was created in 2020 to assist develop and handle town’s hashish program by issuing permits and regulating hashish companies inside municipal code necessities.