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Los Angeles begins issuing Phase 2 marijuana business licenses

Los Angeles has finally begun awarding its second round of cannabis business permits, with those licenses going to growers, edibles makers and other nonretail companies that have long been part of the city’s marijuana supply chain.

The L.A. Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) on Jan. 24 “began to issue Temporary Approval to Phase 2 Priority Processing applicants and so far has authorized 34 applicants to engage in nonretail commercial cannabis activities,” the agency’s spokeswoman, Michelle Garakian, wrote in an email to Marijuana Business Daily.

The office received nearly 600 applications during the application window last year, which ran from August until mid-September, but took until the past few weeks to fully process any of those.

The second round follows the first from last year, which applied only to longstanding retailers that had been in operation since at least 2007. There are now 170 licensed retailers in the city, according to the DCR website.

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Published: February 05, 2019

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