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The City of Portland, Oregon

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1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 114, Portland, OR 97204

Social Equity Program

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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.

Social Equity Fees Table

Qualifying Factors

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


 Click here for more details on the Social Equity Program, how to apply, and more!