On Sept. 26, 2018, the City of Portland voted to create a Social Equity Program to help small cannabis businesses and those directly impacted by cannabis prohibition.
These qualifying businesses will receive a fee reduction when paying for their City of Portland Marijuana Regulatory License.
1) Small Businesses (Less than $750,000 annual total income in the preceding calendar year, and no more than two other cannabis businesses)
2) Small Business that ALSO contract with MWESB-Certified Ancillary Industry Vendors
3) 25% of owners OR 20% of staff have a prior cannabis conviction