Los Angeles’ next cannabis licensing window will start Oct. 20

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The next round of marijuana business licensing in Los Angeles will begin Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. PT, the city’s Department of Cannabis Regulation announced Monday.

The application window currently has no scheduled closing date.

Licenses available through the upcoming round will be for delivery companies, distributors, nonvolatile manufacturers and testing labs.

However, the agency emphasized, all delivery licenses are reserved for qualified social equity applicants, per a change to city ordinance adopted in July by the City Council.

But the other three sectors are wide open for any entrepreneur wishing to apply.

L.A.’s marijuana licensing has been rife with delays, lawsuits and systemic problems that have put the program far behind schedule.

But the upcoming licensing window should be a relief for many who have been waiting for months, if not years, to apply for marijuana business permits.