San Diego Announces New SEED Cannabis Equity Program Code Amendments and Public Comment Period

The Cannabis Business Division announces proposed amendments to the Land Development Code to implement the Social Equity and Economic Development (“SEED”) Cannabis Equity Program. The intent of the program is to level the playing field and promote participation in the City of San Diego’s regulated cannabis market by the people who were most harmed by the inequitable prosecution of the War on Drugs related to cannabis.

Beginning on May 22, 2023, and for the following 30 calendar days, the public is invited to review and provide comments regarding the proposed code amendments. Please send all comments to This public comment period will close on June 21, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.

In addition to this call for public comments, public workshops and informational presentations will take place as follows:

May 23, 2023 – Community Planners Committee Meeting – Informational Presentation

June 1, 2023 – San Diego Planning Commission – Workshop Item

June 15, 2023 – Land Use and Housing Committee – Informational Presentation

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Workshop to review Cannabis Social Equity and Economic Development (“SEED”) Program Updates to the San Diego Municipal Code and the Local Coastal Program.

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