The Council of the District of Columbia has passed a law which gives minority-owned companies preferential access to cannabis business licenses.
The emergency legislation modifies a section of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1999 to provide that that
“a certified business enterprise (as defined in the Small, Local, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Development and Assistance Act of 2005) shall be awarded a preference equal to 20 points or 7.5 percent of the available points, whichever is more.”
The law was sponsored by council member Robert White who said the law is necessary in order to . . . [more]