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On 4/20 Department of Cannabis Control Recognizes Equity Cannabis Retailers

Apr 20, 2023

DCC releases list of equity cannabis storefront retailers in key counties across California; provides helpful tips to consumers

California – Today, on 4/20 — a day often celebrated by cannabis consumers — the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) is providing tips for consumers to support equity in the cannabis industry by releasing a list of storefront social equity cannabis retail operators. 

“Through their innovation and resilience, social equity cannabis entrepreneurs have played a critical role in setting the groundwork for the industry,” said Rasha Salama, Chief Deputy Director of DCC. “Today their voices and contributions continue to shape the future of a safe, well-regulated, legal market that benefits all Californians.”

Prior to legalization efforts, cannabis prohibition had a devastating impact on Californians and people across the country. The long-term consequences of cannabis criminalization continue to impact people convicted of a cannabis offense, their families, and the communities in which they live. Cannabis business owners harmed by criminalization can face challenges in entering the market, including getting access to capital, keeping up with regulatory requirements, and finding locations where cannabis businesses can operate.

The DCC is committed to supporting California cannabis equity operators by lifting their success stories, working with local jurisdictions to document and share promising equity practices, providing technical assistance to applicants and licensees, and offering financial relief in the form of grants and fee waivers.

Consumers can also play a role in supporting cannabis equity businesses by:

  • Shopping at equity cannabis stores
  • Asking retailers how they support equity businesses or requesting equity brands
  • Encouraging lawmakers to promote policies that support cannabis equity businesses
  • Donating to organizations assisting cannabis equity

The following is a list of cannabis equity storefront retailers throughout the state, listed by county. DCC is working on creating a webpage that will list all cannabis equity licensees, including the retail operators below.

Alameda County:

Authentic 510 – Oakland

Have a Heart – Oakland

High Times – Oakland

Ivy Hill – Oakland

Nug Oakland – Oakland

Oakanna – Oakland

Purple Heart – Oakland

Root’d in the 510 – Oakland

Rose Mary Jane – Oakland

Solidaritree – Oakland

Urbana Oakland – Oakland

Los Angeles :

Armla One, Inc. – Los Angeles

Bread Farms – Los Angeles
Bubblegum Dispensary – Tujunga

Budder Store – Los Angeles

Budega – Los Angeles

Cannatrust – Los Angeles

Catalyst – Los Angeles (multiple locations)

Caviland – Los Angeles

Cookies Brentwood– Los Angeles
Cookies Highland Park – Los Angeles

Cure Company Crenshaw – Los Angeles
Diamond Alliance, LLC – Van Nuys
Downtown Natural Caregivers, Inc. – Los Angeles

Elevate South Los Angeles – Los Angeles

Euphoros – Los Angeles

Goat Global – Los Angeles (multiple locations)

Gorilla Rx – Los Angeles

Green Earth Co. – Granada Hills
Green Qween – Los Angeles

GreenWolf – Los Angeles

Happy Green Dispensary – Los Angeles

HerbNJoy – Los Angeles

Hierba – Los Angeles

Highland Cannabis – Los Angeles
Highway Caregivers, Inc. – Los Angeles

ILLA STORE – Los Angeles

iLyfted – Panorama City

KANNALUV – North Hills

Kindly – North Hollywood

LaLaLand – Los Angeles

La Fresh Farms – Los Angeles

Libra Cannabis Co – Los Angeles

Meriment – Panorama City

Nature’s Spot– Pacoima
Newcorp Acquisition LLC – North Hollywood
Oak Grove Group, LLC – Los Angeles

Off the Charts – Sherman Oaks

Old G Kush – Los Angeles

Pineapple Express Hollywood – Los Angeles

Pirate Town Cannabis Company – San Pedro

Puff LA – Los Angeles

Rebud – Los Angeles

Relief Delivered – Los Angeles

Revo’s Finest – Reseda

Revo Group – Mission Hills

SC Gardens – Los Angeles

Sixty Four & Hope – Los Angeles (multiple locations)

Sky Club – Van Nuys & San Bernardino

South Bay Canna Clinic– Los Angeles

Southern Cannabis – Los Angeles

Space Flyt – Los Angeles

STIIIZY – Los Angeles (multiple locations)
Stone Age Farmacy – San Pedro

The Artist Tree – Los Angeles

The Avenue Cannabis Dispensary – Studio City

The Maven Store – Tarzana

The Set – Los Angeles (multiple locations)

The Syndicate Northridge – Reseda
Torrance Healing Center – Torrance

Traditional – Los Angeles

Treehouse Botanicals Corporation – Los Angeles

Valley Verde – Van Nuys
Vmscann, Inc. – Los Angeles

Velvet – Los Angeles

We Roll Up – San Pedro

West Coast Finest – Los Angeles

Westwood World – Los Angeles

Wonderbrett – Los Angeles

Wyllow – Los Angeles

Riverside County:

Coachella – Coachella

Pueblo Cannabis – Coachella

Desert Royalty – Palm Springs

Sacramento County:

Culture Cannabis Club – Sacramento

Khemia Dispensary – Sacramento

The Kana Company – Sacramento (multiple locations)
Raimbowtrees536, LLC

San Francisco County:

Berners on Haight – San Francisco

Bloomerang – San Francisco

California Street Cannabis – San Francisco (multiple locations)

Cannabis 21+ – San Francisco

Cannabis Cultures – San Francisco

Culture Cannabis Club – San Francisco

Elevated San Francisco – San Francisco

Eureka Sky – San Francisco

Fig & Thistle Apothecary – San Francisco

Flight – San Francisco

Golden Gate Cannabis Company – San Francisco

Harborside – San Francisco

Haze Valley – San Francisco

Liberty Cannabis – San Francisco

Magic Flower – San Francisco
MedMen – San Francisco

Megabud – San Francisco

North Beach Pipeline – San Francisco

Poncho Brotherz – San Francisco

Posh Green Cannabis Boutique – San Francisco

Russian Hill Cannabis Club – San Francisco

Solful – San Francisco

SPARC – San Francisco

Stiiizy – San Francisco

Union Station – San Francisco

Weedhub – San Francisco

Santa Clara County
– San Jose

Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Veterans Alliance – Aptos

Solano County

Life Enhancement Services – Vallejo

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) licenses and regulates commercial cannabis activity within California. DCC works closely with all stakeholders, including businesses and local jurisdictions, to create a sustainable legal cannabis industry and a safe and equitable marketplace. DCC develops and implements progressive cannabis policies with robust protections for public health, safety, and the environment. 

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