The Social Equity Program (SEP) is a free, statewide, technical assistance, and training program that provides education, skill-based training, and tools for success in the cannabis industry. The SEP focuses on those most impacted by the War on Drugs, marijuana prohibition, disproportionate arrests and incarceration, and provides education and entry across four areas: entrepreneurship, entry- and managerial-level workforce development, and ancillary business support.
The SEP is not a license type. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the tools and training necessary to apply for and obtain a license; however, completion of the program does not guarantee licensure. Use the guidance and how-to documents in the sidebar or follow this link for more information on licensing.
Applicants or licensees are eligible for the SEP if they demonstrate at least one of the following criteria: