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Cannabis Delivery Businesses - Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
Shirin senegal
40:11
I am not crazy about terms like " allow you to speak" how about it will be your opportunity to share or let your voice be heard
Carlos Zepeda
49:43
I don’t think we are giving the option to unmute ourselves
Mario King
50:29
there are more than 32 in Long Beach right now! they are sharing licenses
Angie Maina
50:49
Once you raise your hand, a staff panelist will give you the ability to unmute yourself.
Cort Huckabone
51:27
For some reason there is no option to unmute on the screen. No audio or video options at all. That may be what is preventing Cheryl and others from asking questions.
Carlos Zepeda
51:32
Only 15 delivery licenses?
Sheryl Adams
53:37
I am a real broker who located owners in green areas and wrote 150 letters and found it impossible to locate an owner willing to lease their commercial green area property to me so what is the point of discussing delivery businesses ?
Mario King
55:11
only license equity approved application because they have figured out how to bribe you guys with millions
Sheryl Adams
55:58
City of Long Beach should buy a property & allow all of to lease from the city.
Carlos Zepeda
58:17
Delivery licenses should only be giving exclusively to social equity applicant. When recreational marijuana was implemented in Long Beach special consideration was giving to those who had capital to start a business. The opposite should be done; special consideration should be giving to those who do not have enough capital to start a business.
Sheryl Adams
58:38
Can you read my question ? Sheryl Adams
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
58:46
The Other Pam - apologies
Angie Maina
59:23
Sheryl, I will make sure your question is read
Mario King
01:00:00
this business is the biggest monopoly and you guys have no clue??
Angie Maina
01:02:10
Sheryl, I will make sure your question is read
Angie Maina
01:03:55
Mario, can you please clarify your question?
Carlos Zepeda
01:05:24
Also, Long Beach should give out at least 32 delivery licenses. There is a total of 32 dispensaries in Long Beach and a majority of them do not use their delivery license. It’s rumored that Long Beach wants to award less than 6 delivery licenses and that would be a feeble attempt at implementing this initiative. I want to end with some perspective; California City has a population of 13,000 and they awarded 10 delivery licenses. You mean to tell me a small city is willing to award more delivery licenses than Long Beach? Long Beach is the 6th biggest city in California.
Kim Dohner
01:06:34
I’m a Long Beach resident and I agree that delivery licenses should only be given to equity businesses
Mario King
01:06:42
sorry I was answering based on when you said what you said!
Mario King
01:07:14
they are locking out the inspectors!
Ruben Mondragon
01:07:20
I also agree with delivery licenses only to be available for equity applicants
Carlos Zepeda
01:07:28
I MEAN 15
Carlos Zepeda
01:07:30
SORRY
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
01:07:49
I agree that delivery licenses should be solely for social equity applicants -
Tamika Boyce
01:07:50
Additionally the current retail license holders in the city have not made any efforts to help social equity applicants per their incubation plans they submitted when they received their licenses
Ralph Santos
01:09:07
this is Ralph I accidentally pressed the hand raise button
Tamika Boyce
01:09:59
Additionally the current retail license holders in the city have not made any efforts to help social equity applicants per their incubation plans they submitted when they received their licenses
Ishqa Hillman
01:10:01
Well said Adam and Edgar!
Sheryl Adams
01:11:01
WHO has a commercial building AND wants to help ????
Mario King
01:11:21
undoubtedly I know too much information you guys have no clue about!
Edgar Cruz
01:11:31
Benefits aren’t implemented due to covid suspension
Edgar Cruz
01:11:39
we need to assure benefits are implemented
Jazmere Johnston
01:12:11
I also agree with Edgar....I do believe the equity program should only be available to equity applicants
Gregory Scott
01:12:34
who ever has property in the green zone I would like to get in contact with her
Derrick White
01:12:56
all equity applicants should be issued delivery option
Mario King
01:14:13
nobody wants to help social equity applicants! I can get specific if you like
Michael Macias
01:14:54
Delivery’s are the most affordable form of cannabis business type to start up. The city of Long Beach should help equity applicants get this license quickly, as its long over due.Thank you
Derrick White
01:16:01
ive been paying rent on a location for a year with no progress from this program please help us now
Mario King
01:17:09
Derrick just open operate and lock out the inspectors like everyone else does! take you packs and sell on the black market like all the grow houses do!
Kenneth Corben
01:20:01
Hi Emily, Do not want to get yelled at on this forum hence the panelist only response. We are heavily invested in the LB cannabis community and employ 50% or greater SEP employees. Yes SEP applicants need to have first priority and allotment of 50% of city allowed delivery licenses. Second tier of priority (50%) goes to existing tax paying license holders. Third tier, for political correctness, to any other applicants.
Rene Tagudin
01:20:38
ene Tagudin 562-221-0362 How can I help you guys utilizing my location 1700 E Broadway
Ishqa Hillman
01:21:19
What is the reason they would want a cap?
Joseph montes
01:22:30
Its my understanding that the state allows delivery to go into any city so if thats the case there should not be a limit because of this
Ralph Santos
01:23:21
they should expand the green zone specifically for delivery licenses
GREGORY CANILLAS
01:23:28
I don't think there should be a cap for equity applicants regarding the delivery license
Carlos Zepeda
01:23:32
NO CAP
Sheryl Adams
01:23:36
Hi Rene I will contact you in the morning.
Ralph Santos
01:24:18
does the city have cap for liquor stores? smoke shops? so no cap to cannabis licenses
Derrick White
01:25:00
The city is making millions of dollars from the 32 store fronts. but can grant equity applicants delivery serve without all this
Kim Dohner
01:25:55
The city should not cap equity applicants. All eligible applicants should be granted licenses. That is the only way to truly achieve equity.
Gregory Scott
01:26:01
if it was a cap placed would it be shared use?
Rene Tagudin
01:26:24
1700 E Broadway Long Beach CA 90802
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
01:26:41
I think the city should mirror the state buffers
Andrew Hausermann
01:27:02
No buffer between cannabis businesses - it doesn’t make sense.
Bryant Ezeji
01:27:02
Delivery businesses should have the same zoning as existing storefronts
Bryant Ezeji
01:27:20
If they are both considered retail
Derrick White
01:28:31
zoneing is the main issue
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
01:28:56
Expand the zoning — and include mixed-use buildings city wide and use state buffers
Mario King
01:29:23
racism is the biggest issue, money and lack of locations
Edgar Cruz
01:29:53
LBCannabiscommerce.org
Mario King
01:30:34
everything she just said 💯
Derrick White
01:30:55
good point
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
01:31:02
Vetting mechanism to protect what Tamika is talking about —
Rene Tagudin
01:31:40
I am letting everybody know come see me at the Greenleaf Farmacy 1700 E Broadway 7 Locations available for social equity to start up. Rene Tagudin 562-221-0362
James Burnett
01:32:04
Yes, thanks Tamika
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
01:32:37
100% - need a vetting mechanism and - Expand the zoning — and include mixed-use buildings city wide and use state buffers — change the social equity application to help with property
Carlos Zepeda
01:34:53
Delivery licenses should be allowed in industrial zones AND commercial zones. There should be no buffer between deliveries because delivery services do not generate any foot traffic.Due to how small the designated cannabis zone is, the owners of property in the Long Beach cannabis zone essentially have been given special privilege. Property in the cannabis zone is limited meaning prices have become unaffordable and it is obvious that a social equity applicant would not be able to own property in the cannabis zone therefore they have to rely on the owners to offer fair prices which they absolutely do not. If the city was to expand the cannabis zone for delivery licenses it will normalize prices meaning more social equity applicants would be able to afford property, enter the cannabis industry and create a successful business.
Bryant Ezeji
01:35:40
Landlords are extremely predatory at the property authorization stage . Often times asking for substantial amounts of capital and a lease signature prior to applicants submitting their city application . The building requirement should be reordered and preferably removed from the grant process
Derrick White
01:36:35
right
Sheryl Adams
01:36:57
Yes
Gregory Scott
01:37:14
I agree
Rene Tagudin
01:37:32
give the Queen Mary to all Social Equity to operate from they can save the ship and the boat is not on the map we can make this happen call me Rene Tagudin 562-221-0362
Derrick White
01:37:43
yes we deserve that we had to go to jail for a plant.
Gregory Scott
01:38:44
good idea I'll contact you on that as well
Edgar Cruz
01:38:53
Preach Derrick!!!!
Ishqa Hillman
01:40:57
Let’s not give a sinking ship to social equityapplicants, it’s too literal considering what this program has been around the country. We have to set people up to succeed. We need rent control or some kid if oversight to protect applicants from predatory landlords and other business owners who pretend to be for the people.
Edgar Cruz
01:41:25
We can’t even get over milestone 1 within the grant process. We must restructure the grant as we did a couple weeks ago
Mario King
01:41:42
where’re that? I’ll take it? 15k down $6000 a month sold!
Ralph Santos
01:42:49
the building requirements should be adjusted for social equity applicants so it can be more equitable
Edgar Cruz
01:45:39
That leads to predatory deals that can essentially can lose more ownership \
Edgar Cruz
01:45:40
not it
Kenneth Corben
01:45:56
Winning SEP delivery license applicants need to be exempt from including the “Property” as part of their application submission and be allowed ample time to locate and secure the “property” to complete licensing.
Derrick White
01:46:50
No one has completed this equity program the grant money will run out. but the city would have paid cannabis oversite for these town hall meetings and surveys.
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
01:47:45
Its actually me Pam - the real Pam
Ralph Santos
01:48:03
buildings should be able to have multiple delivery businesses at one location or one building
Andrew Hausermann
01:49:02
Could we explore a low cost / no cost revolving loan fund for social equity applicants funded by the cannabis tax revenue for these delivery businesses?
Tamika Boyce
01:50:44
Derrick, not true!
Edgar Cruz
01:51:08
Tax provisional!!!!!
Edgar Cruz
01:51:18
Rest estate tax provisional!!
Tamika Boyce
01:51:26
Derrick, there is actually ONE who’s made it!
Sheryl Adams
01:51:42
Seems to me this is all smoke and mirrors and no progress is being made .
edward salemi
01:54:46
Its very hard to protect against it because they have funds / all the leverage.
Ralph Santos
01:55:54
can the grants actually pay the rent for a social equity applicant for a delivery business? WITHOUT AN INVESTOR?
Ralph Santos
01:56:17
meaning pay the rent before they get licensed ?
edward salemi
01:56:17
What does that look like? Its very difficult to tell people what to do or what deals they make with their money.
Derrick White
01:56:34
ok just one
edward salemi
01:57:28
Best way would be have a club of “angel investors” willing to support/fund these businesses. We have to hope people are not predatory at the end of the day
Joseph montes
01:57:43
Opening up zoning which will allow social equity applicants to spend less for rent and not needing investors
Ralph Santos
01:59:38
would love to learn from that one social equity applicant that got the license so we can learn from him/her
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
01:59:52
Vetting mechanism for investors and professional services. Complaint/comment line. Businesses need to have a framework to implement an incubation or mentor program - a business is not set up to run an educational or developmental program without guidance
Joseph montes
02:00:00
Thank you for your help,I know you guys are trying your best to help us. All of us
Jillian Xavier
02:00:09
Edgar well spoken
Hab Haddad
02:00:27
In LA the City reviews all management contracts between equity applicants and management companies.
Ishqa Hillman
02:00:43
It’s hard to move forward without legal protections in place - especially for those who are often first time business owners
Sheryl Adams
02:00:46
Did someone say the ‘equity’program has been in existence since 2018 AND there is currently only ONE ‘equity’ business in operation ? Is that true ?
Ishqa Hillman
02:01:07
Ish-ka (you did fine)
Edgar Cruz
02:03:20
Yes you can, but the goal is to not use 80% of grant money just for rent. the only one who benefits is the landowner
Edgar Cruz
02:04:12
the city must provide technical assistance to alleviate this process so the grant money can be used most appropriately
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
02:04:47
That was Pam again :)
Edgar Cruz
02:04:52
Because applications fees were not waived for Tamika due to disconnections of divisions
Gregory Scott
02:05:36
we need your guidance pam
James Burnett
02:07:04
thank you Tamika
Angiel Mendieta
02:08:40
Tamika I would love to talk with you outside of this town hall.
Jazmere Johnston
02:08:54
Hello Tameka...are you offering mentor ship or interns? If so is there any way we can be in touch?
Tamika Boyce
02:09:51
tamikab@canna-xpress.com
Jazmere Johnston
02:10:15
Thank you
Gregory Scott
02:11:41
yes thank you all
Edgar Cruz
02:13:03
Edgarc@lbcannabiscommerce.org
Sheryl Adams
02:14:13
Thank you Tamika - and how long from start to finish did it take for you to open your door for business ? And thanks for being here and do you think we should quit while we’re ahead ?
Sheryl Adams
02:15:00
Delivery questions I’m sorry are moot,
Derrick White
02:15:18
how soon can we get a delivery service to all equity applicants
Derrick White
02:17:07
ok sonds good
Jillian Xavier
02:20:18
Thank you
Lisa West
02:20:22
Can you let us know how many people were on the webinar tonight?
Rene Tagudin
02:20:29
thank you
Ruben Mondragon
02:20:35
Thank you !! We appreciate it
GREGORY CANILLAS
02:20:42
Thank you!
Lisa West
02:20:43
Thank you
Jillian Xavier
02:20:49
That’s wonderful
James Burnett
02:20:54
Thank you.
Tamika Boyce
02:20:56
Thank you!
Darin Senn
02:21:03
Thank You Emily!
Pam Chotiswatdi, MPH
02:21:11
Thank you
Jillian Xavier
02:21:15
Yasssss
Angiel Mendieta
02:21:20
drop the email please
Rahul Sen
02:21:22
Thank you Emily and staff!
GREGORY CANILLAS
02:21:32
What's your email Edgar?
Rene Tagudin
02:21:36
Rene Tagudin
Edgar Cruz
02:21:42
EdgarC@LBCannabiscommerce.org
Tamika Boyce
02:21:46
Thank you City of Long Beach, thank you LBCCC
Ralph Santos
02:21:48
what's the email for the entrepreneur academy contact
Jillian Xavier
02:21:49
Well done
Sheryl Adams
02:21:50
Thanks Emily but I need something concrete - I know you’re just doing your job.
Edgar Cruz
02:21:52
Thank you all