Sonoma County Cannabis Local Equity Program
Sonoma County Receives Type 2 Cannabis Equity Grant
On March 14, 2023, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution authorizing the County Administrator to enter a Type 2 Cannabis Equity Grant Agreement with GO-Biz in the amount of $687,561. The Board also adopted the Sonoma County Cannabis Local Equity Program Manual as well as authorizing the County Administrator to amend the manual in accordance with the previously adopted Sonoma County Cannabis Equity Assessment.
March 14, 2023 Board of Supervisors Meeting Materials
Sonoma County Receives Type 1 Cannabis Equity Grant
In April 2021, the County received a Type 1 Grant for purposes of conducting a cannabis equity assessment and developing a local equity program.
April 13, 2021 Board of Supervisors Meeting Materials
On November 16, 2021, the Board of Supervisors received the Cannabis Equity Assessment and approved the creation of a Local Equity Program.
Link to Cannabis Equity Assessment
November 16, 2021 Board of Supervisors Meeting Materials
Link to Draft Cannabis Equity Program Manual
GO-Biz Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) administers the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions to aid local equity program efforts to support equity applicants and equity operators. This program seeks to advance economic justice for populations and communities disproportionately affected by cannabis prohibition by providing funding to local jurisdictions that are committed to promoting equity in the legal cannabis marketplace and eliminating barriers to entering the regulated cannabis industry.