2019-08-15 DCR Update: Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Process

2019-08-15 DCR Newsletter Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Process

DCR has recently updated its website to include NEW SECTIONS dedicated to providing information regarding the Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Process, which can be found here

These new sections include a wealth of helpful information including, but not limited to: 

  • An overview of the Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Process 
  • A copy of LAMC Sec. 104.06.1 (c) which details the legal requirements of the Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Process
  • Important information regarding the location of an Applicant’s Proposed Business Premises including:
    • Sensitive-Use Restrictions 
    • Zoning Restrictions 
    • Information on Undue Concentration and the Public Convenience or Necessity Process 
  • Important information regarding an Applicant’s access to the Accela Application User Profile 
  • A Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Checklist 
  • Detailed Information Regarding Required Application Documents and Forms 
  • Guidance on how to demonstrate compliance with the Social Equity Program’s Equity Share Requirements 

DCR has developed and released these resources to assist prospective applicants prepare for the Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Checklist and prepare all required Application Documents and Forms in advance of the Phase 3 Retail Round 1 application submission window, which will begin on September 3, 2019. 

The Department of Cannabis Regulation is currently receiving  a high-volume of calls, emails, and visitors to our public counter; as such, DCR asks that prospective applicants review this information in its entirety BEFORE reaching out to the Department to answer specific questions regarding the Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Process.

DCR will soon publish a list of answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Process!   

August 6 Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Workshop 
Slide Deck and Video Presentation Available Now

For more details, DCR’s video and slide presentation from the August 6, 2019 Phase 3 Retail Round 1 Application Process and SEP Workshop is available for viewing here.


Accela Update 
PLEASE NOTE: The Accela portal may be unavailable while administrators perform a routine system upgrade on Thursday, August 22 from 6:30 p.m to 11:30 p.m. (PDT).