OUR MISSION:
TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH, CONSUMER SAFETY, AND SAFEGUARD THE ENVIRONMENT BY PROMOTING INTEGRITY IN THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

CCBA Business Readiness Workshop in Partnership with FOCUS

The Medical Cannabis Amendment Act of 2022 was signed by the Mayor of the DC in January 2023 and became law after the Congressional review period ended. The law created new business opportunities through the elimination of facility caps, the introduction of new license categories, and extensions in scope for existing licensees. The law places heavy emphasis on social equity applicants, including a pathway for unlicensed businesses to join the legal program.

The DC Cannabis Business Association (DCCBA) represents a diverse group of local business owners and entrepreneurs seeking licensing to participate in DC’s legal cannabis marketplace. With a goal of building a marketplace that prioritizes local, craft, small scale equity advancing businesses, the association is seeking assistance with preparing their social equity and unlicensed members for the upcoming licensing application period.

Over the last decade, FOCUS has gained unparalleled experience setting cannabis businesses up for success through our work in thirty-three states and fifteen countries. After seeing what works and doesn’t work in cannabis businesses and regulatory programs around the world, it is an honor to contribute to the creation of a legal cannabis market in DC that truly respects the history and hardships of social equity applicants and is centered around locally owned, small craft cannabis businesses.

Starting a legal cannabis business demands a solid foundation, and this workshop is designed to provide just that. Our team is dedicated to guiding attendees through the complexities of licensing, risk management, and operational intricacies, ensuring that DCCBA members are armed with confidence and clarity about the future.