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Bureau of Development Services proposes fee changes, effective July 1, 2024

Learn more about the proposed fee changes and how you can share your views.

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Interested in guiding the development of cannabis policies? Apply to serve on the Cannabis Policy Oversight Team.

The City of Portland seeks eight people to serve a one-year term on the Cannabis Policy Oversight Team. Persons of color are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through Monday, Jan. 15.

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Bureau of Development Services fee changes, effective July 1, 2023

Learn more about the new fees.

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City of Portland Liquor, Cannabis and Noise programs move to Development Services

This realignment, effective April 1, results from the ongoing restructuring of bureaus and offices following voters’ approval of Ballot Measure 26-228 in November 2022.

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Portland’s Cannabis Market Shows Signs of Optimism for 2023

$500K of Cannabis Emergency Relief Fund Available on Jan. 16.

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Portland’s Cannabis Program Announces Leadership Change

And Opens SEED Grant for Communities Impacted by Cannabis Prohibition

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Oregon’s Cannabis Industry Endures Sales Drop, More Crime, and Braces for More Challenges

Portland’s Council Responds by Approving Additional $500K for First-in-the-Country Cannabis Emergency Relief Fund and Advancing $1.05M in Social Equity & Educational Development Grants

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The First SEED Initiatives Coordinator

Meet Akil Patterson, the first SEED Initiatives Coordinator!

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Oregon's Cannabis Industry Could Be More Vulnerable Than Ever

Portland is the first in the country to allocate cannabis tax revenue to relieve the industry's impacts of robberies, COVID-19, and wildfires

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NEWS RELEASE: City of Portland approves $1.8M in Cannabis Equity, Restorative Justice & Community Reinvestment Grants

The Office of Community & Civic Life to administer the largest city-led grant initiative in the U.S. that prioritizes racial and social equity

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Building Equity in the Cannabis Industry

Civic Life’s Cannabis Program Supervisor Dasheeda Dawson was featured in a recent Refinery29 article talking about cannabis equity and legalization.

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Now Recruiting: CPOT Subcommittee Openings

The Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT) is currently recruiting members for 3 subcommittees: Community Impact, Competency, and Small Business Support. Deadline to apply is Monday, April 5, 2021.

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Dasheeda Dawson on Disrupted

Dawson spoke with Connecticut Public Radio (WNPR) show Disrupted about equity in the cannabis industry.

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Six New Members Join CPOT

The Cannabis Oversight Team (CPOT) has added six new members to its advisory body!

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The City of Portland and Cannabis Policy Oversight Team Advances on Three Focus Areas for 2021

The Cannabis Policy Oversight Team (CPOT) was convened in 2019 to provide recommendations on future cannabis policy to the Office of Community & Civic Life.

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Dec. 9, 2020-SEED Grant Fund: Spotlight on Beyond Black

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Sept. 3, 2020-SEED Grant Fund: Spotlight on Worksystems

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