OUR STORY

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LBCCC seeks to reduce the barriers of entry and participation for communities that have been negatively impacted by the disproportionate law enforcement of cannabis related crimes by providing them access to cannabis business development resources, services, and contracting and shareholder opportunities described herein. LBCCC is a conscious effort to provide the business plan development, training, mentoring, and support necessary to ensure that the emerging cannabis market is accessible to all, regardless of economic status, gender, racial, cultural background and criminal history. 

 

LBCCC plans to collaborate with local programs and nonprofit organizations that subsidize public school systems. Getting cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution licenses.

 

Cannabis Social Enterprise” or “CSE” means a cannabis business in the city that incubates and/or employs Classifications 1 or 2 participants and uses commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social, and environmental well-being of the disadvantaged community the organization sits in. This may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. CSEs can be structured as a for-profit or non-profit organization and may take the form of a co- operative, mutual organization, a disregarded entity, a social business, a benefit corporation, a community interest company, a company limited by guarantee, or a charity organization. They can also take more conventional structures. Social enterprises have both business goals and social goals. As a result, their social goals are embedded in their objective, which differentiates them from other organizations and corporations.

We instill passion, culture, knowledge, sweat and tears & a soul with our dream.

Our Mission

To create an ethical and equitable cannabis industry to reduce barriers contributing to the lack of representation of those most impacted by the War on Drugs, including people of color and other marginalized community members of the City Of Long Beach. 

A Level Playing Field: The War on Drugs has targeted and devastated communities of color. LBCO (Long Beach Cannabis Oversight supports Equity Programs to right those wrongs through economic empowerment in the cannabis economy. 

 

Social Enterprise: Lasting change comes from ownership. Social enterprises reinvest their profits into their communities, empowering people to improve their own lives on their terms. 

Social Equity: Priority Processing, Technical Assistance, Fee Deferral Program, Business Licensing & Compliance (BLC), Review & Admin of Social Equity Agreements, Hemp & Cannabis Licensing Application assistance

 

Education: LBCCC’s Hemp, Cannabis and Business Education Programs are to provide unbiased, quality education to individuals who are considering ownership in a hemp or cannabis business or those seeking employment or a career in these industries & also those just looking to gain more knowledge in cannabis that have no interest in build a cannabis business. The program provides knowledge & guidance for  individuals that come from marginalized communities affected by the War on Drugs, ex-felons and  anyone else interested in exploring the hemp and cannabis industry. It includes in-person, hands-on and online educational classes which provide knowledge on the hemp and cannabis industry and ancillary business opportunities that do not require touching the plant. 

Community Organizing: We ENGAGE Black, Brown, & Asian communities within the City of Long Beach and surrounding areas so we can recognize the power and economic opportunity we have in this moment, and to foster a sense of community that heals the isolation and stigma we have experienced as a result of the War on Drugs. 

Policy Advocacy: We EDUCATE and MOBILIZE the Black and Brown cannabis community to fight for progressive marijuana policy that addresses the needs and interests of communities most harmed by the War on Drugs

Workforce Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Mentorship: We are proud to partner with a growing number of legal/licensed cannabis businesses. We align only with businesses and professionals who support our mission of inclusion, equity, and diversity in the Cannabis Industry and who reflect the mission of the Long Beach City Social Equity Program. Program participants can count on a supportive environment as they work toward their goals. Individuals that complete LBCCC training and have previous experience or sufficient skills may be matched with and interview with various pre-vetted employers in our network. Our goal is to place a minimum of 80% of our individuals at various companies for permanent employment. 

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to educate, build, create and change laws with the monetary benefits the business will endure for not our selves, but for the younger generations in low poverty cities as well as the past generations that still are unjustly criminalized by an industry which is now legal and operated by a demographic condemning the industry in the first place. is an asset to our people. Changing lives will be our biggest, proudest and greatest accomplishment.

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