San Diego to host community meetings on cannabis market fairness

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The City of San Diego announced Wednesday that it will host a series of community meetings ask residents to help identify the barriers and constraints they have encountered in entering the legal cannabis market.

the San Diego one Cannabis Business Division and Office of Race and Equity will host eight in-person listening sessions.

“The City of San Diego is committed to providing equitable ownership and employment opportunities in our rapidly growing cannabis industry, especially for communities disproportionately impacted by a lack of financial resources caused by systemic racism. which has been exacerbated by the war on drugs,” Chief Race and Equity said. Officer Kim Desmond said. “Identifying barriers will be key to ensuring equitable access to legal cannabis business ownership and employment opportunities.”

In-person listening sessions will be held at public libraries, community centers and other publicly accessible meeting spaces to facilitate resident participation. Spanish translation and interpretation services will be provided.

To view a schedule of upcoming listening sessions and to register for an event, visit sandiego.gov/listening-sessions.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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