The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), in partnership with the Department of Cannabis Control, provides Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions. 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.
GO-Biz Cannabis Equity Grants Program webpage
In April 2021, the County received a Type 1 Grant for purposes of conducting a cannabis equity assessment and developing a local equity program.
Link to the April 13, 2021 Item Materials on the Board of Supervisors Agenda Website
On November 16, 2021, the Board of Supervisors received the Cannabis Equity Assessment and approved the creation of a Local Equity Program.
Sonoma County Cannabis Equity Assessment (PDF: 6.2 MB)
Link to the November 16, 2021 Item Materials on the Board of Supervisors Agenda Website