California (Watsonville)

First approved by the City Council in 2019, the equity program was put in place to help and support small business owners in the competitive cannabis industry. In order to apply for the program, a person must meet three of nine requirements. Requirements include: having attended a Pajaro Valley Unified School District school for at least five years, having been negatively impacted in a disproportionate way by cannabis criminalization or being “economically disadvantaged.”

Section 5, Chapter 49 of the Watsonville Municipal Code Outlining the “Cannabis Equity Program”

Application for Watsonville Cannabis Equity Program