Coachella 

cannabis social equity program "csep" 

Coachella CSEP

Background

Cannabis prohibition and criminalization had a devastating impact on populations and communities across California.  Individuals convicted of a cannabis offense and their families suffer long-term consequences of the prohibition and criminalization.  These individuals have a more difficult time entering the newly created adult-use cannabis industry due, in part, to a lack of access to capital, business space, technical support, and regulatory compliance assistance.  During the era of cannabis prohibition in California, the burdens of arrest, convictions, and long-term collateral consequences arising from a conviction fell disproportionately on African American/Black and Latinx/Hispanic people, even though people of all races used and sold cannabis at nearly identical rates.

 Coachella CSEP

Purpose

The Cannabis Social Equity Program will reduce the barriers of entry for applicants that have been negatively impacted by the disproportionate law enforcement of cannabis related  criminalization by providing them access to cannabis business development resources and small business support. This program will make a cognizant effort to provide assistance and services to those from economically disadvantaged communities that experienced high rates of poverty or communities most harmed by cannabis prohibition.

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GOAL: FEARLESS INVESTMENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY

CSEP CLASSIFICATIONS

Individual

Business

Classification

  • 5 years accumulated residency in the City of Coachella; and

  • Has a cannabis related arrest or conviction in California prior to November 8, 2016; or

  • Immediate family member has a cannabis related conviction or arrest (Father, Mother, Brother, Sister)

classification

  • 5 years accumulated residency in the City of Coachella; and

  • Low-income individual earning within 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI)

classification

•Business with no less than 51% ownership of an individual fitting classification 1 or 2

classification

•Cannabis incubator or social enterprise with no less than 51% percent ownership

For questions on how to open a cannabis incubator, please contact us via email.

 Round 2 Cannabis Retail

PRESIDENT OF WORLD BANK
GROUP RELEASES A SATATEMENT  

MAY 16, 2023

HLG ANNOUNCES THE PROPOSED
SALE OF RANDALL TO KANT & RIDER

JULY 7, 2023

 
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Retail Round #2

opens:jULY 27 

Deadline: Aug. 31 @6:00 pm

Please submit your application to the email address below prior to the above stated deadline:

coachella.csep@gmail.com

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 CONTACT US

For any QUESTIONS, please call or email us:
our address

53990 Enterprise Way,

Coachella, CA 92236

Alternatively 

You can fill in the following contact to request information:

53990 Enterprise Way, Coachella, CA 92236

coachella.csep@gmail.com  |   (760) 398-3502

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