Cannabis Social Equity in Northern California

 The Cannabis Law Section presents

Cannabis Social Equity in Northern California

Date Wednesday, September 28, 2022
MCLE Registration 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Program 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour in Recognition and Elimination of Bias


Eugene Hillsman
Deputy Director
California Department of Cannabis Control
 Greg Minor
 Assistant to the City Administrator

City of Oakland

Nikesh Patel
San Francisco Office of Cannabis


 Shay Aaron Gilmore
The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore
 Tanisha Gooch
San Francisco Office of Cannabis

In the over-half-century since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act, the failed War on Drugs has wreaked incalculable harm, and disproportionately, on communities of color. Five years after the Oakland City Council passed the first-in-the-U.S. cannabis social equity ordinance, other California jurisdictions, as well as other states and their local governments, have followed with their own approaches. Join California state and Bay Area cannabis regulators to sharpen your knowledge of the legislative and regulatory landscape for the cannabis social equity movement.


  • Historical background for cannabis social equity
  • California state-wide approaches to cannabis social equity
  • Oakland and San Francisco approaches to cannabis social equity
  • The future for cannabis social equity in California

Section Chair

Lara DeCaro, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick

Event Code: G222406

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9/28/2022 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only CA
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