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THREAD: Yesterday I spoke to Cat Packer, head of the LA Dept of Cannabis Regulation, about the status of LA’s social equity program, which aims to help people from communities targeted by the war on drugs get a leg up in the legal biz. #socialequity #cannabis
There was talk last week about whether LA’s social equity program had been de-funded, or if funds allocated for social equity had gone instead to pay LAPD overtime. Here’s what’s happening as Cat Packer explained it cc @msamandalewis
Packer said that in Nov, DCR requested $2 million for fee deferrals for social equity applicants from an unappropriated balance fund from expected cannabis tax revenue. The @MayorOfLA approved $250K for that, but Packer says it hasn’t hit their account to her knowledge.
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