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Posted on: April 24, 2020

County of Nevada Receives Cannabis Equity Grant & Hosts Virtual Workshop

Community Development Agency Director, Sean Powers shared this week that the County of Nevada received nearly $150,000 from The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The funds will be used to conduct an equity study identifying potential barriers to entering the legal cannabis market. Humboldt State University will conduct the study which includes substantial outreach to the county and the cannabis industry. “We foresee more grants will be available in the future and will apply for these in conjunction with any equity program efforts. We feel fortunate to be engaging with Humboldt State University as they are already involved with both Humboldt and Mendocino County’s equity programs.” says Powers.

“These Cannabis Equity Grants reflect California’s desire to lead our legalization efforts with equity and inclusivity,” said Nicole Elliott, Governor Newsom’s Senior Advisor on Cannabis. “We applaud these jurisdictions for not only embracing the challenge of creating pathways to participate in a legitimate cannabis marketplace, but for doing so in a thoughtful way that seeks to uplift all communities. It is our hope that these efforts lead to the creation of a truly diverse industry and that these programs serve as a blueprint for others who share in our commitment to address systemic discrimination and create real prosperity for all.”

To hear more from Sean Powers on this topic listen to his interview highlights from KNCO.

To read more from Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the Bureau of Cannabis Control, read the full story at

Community members are also encouraged to join us to discuss this and all aspects of the cannabis industry at a free virtual Good to Grow Workshop hosted by on
May 6, 5:00PM - 6:00PM.

Questions can be sent in advance to  Sign up for the live zoom Q & A.

Even with the challenges of coronavirus, CDA continues to work the community to help build a safe, legal, and thriving cannabis business in Nevada County and welcomes the opportunity to share our expert advice on getting businesses into compliance.

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