LA Opens Phase 2 Licensing


On August 1st, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) opened Phase 2 of its licensing processing. Phase 2, which is only open to Los Angeles supply side businesses that were in operation prior to January 1, 2016, is expected to last until 4 p.m. Pacific on September 13, 2018. In order to assist applicants through the process, the DCR conducted a workshop on July 24th and provided a PowerPoint presentation that can be found here and here. Additionally, video of the presentation can be found here. Further, the DCR has announced a second application workshop that will be taking place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on August 15, 2018 at the St. Andrews Recreation Center (8701 South St. Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA 90047). The second workshop is likely to fill up quickly and you may RSVP beginning August 6 at

McAllister Garfield has been following the developments in the City of Los Angeles closely and is prepared to assist businesses with the confusing Phase 2 process in Los Angeles. For more information, or to request assistance, please contact Navid Brewster in the McAllister Garfield L.A. office.

McAllister Garfield, P.C.