Oakland Equity Applicants

In the spring of 2017 the Oakland City Council enacted landmark cannabis legislation to promote equitable ownership and employment
opportunities in the cannabis industry to decrease disparities in life outcomes for marginalized communities of color and address the
disproportionate impacts of the war on drugs in those communities. The City of Oakland’s strategies to date have included prioritized
permitting for equity applicants, exemption from application and permit fees, technical assistance, and financial assistance via the Equity
Loan and Grant Programs.

Now the City of Oakland is seeking to advance opportunities for equity manufacturers by sponsoring two separate shared-use manufacturing
facilities for a one-year period through grant funds received from the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC).


 These facilities will provide equity
applicants with both compliant locations to manufacture products and support in distributing products to retailers.




Oakland has many resources for equity operators to guide them into running successful businesses. Some of the resources include grants, 0% interest free loans, technical and legal assistance and business coaching.


1. Grant/Loan Program & Coaching- Elevate Impact Oakland & Grass Business Coaching



2.  Technical Assistance Program- Make Green GO



  • Compliance Workshops

  • Subject Matter Experts


  • Business Coaching

  • Document Review

  • Business Plan Review

  • Compliance Related Topics


  • Entrepreneurship Training

  • Business Plan Development

  • State of California Licensing Information


  • Sample Plans & Templates

  • Start-Up Advice

  • Industry Research

  • Legal Resources

  • Sales & Marketing

  • Funding Sources


3. Legal Assistance Program - Knox & Ross Law Group



  • Direct Legal Services

  • Free 1:1 Legal Consultation

  • Free document review and/or redlining

  • Case Assessment, Management and Outside Counsel Referrals

  • Legal Resource Development (this service is made available through the Equity Bootcamp Resource Library for Make Green Go)


4.  Workforce Development Funding (TBD)


Small Business- General

Our goal is to duplicate this model all over the United States so that all small equity businesses have access to this. Due to the high demand, Our first Oakland location is currently at full capacity with equity operators. The Oakland Cannabis Kitchen prioritizes equity applicants and will not open up availability until all equity applicants have been accommodated. However if space does become available through additional ventures we invite you to join our waiting list. 

Our kitchen is open 24/7. We currently rent the manufacturing space out on an hourly basis. Minimum of 4 hour time blocks, 1 hour of cleaning fee required in time block.

Open 7 days a week! Rates change based on times

Hourly Rate Varies- Contact For More Info


*Includes access to success program and a distribution channel, See details below.


Success Program

The Oakland Cannabis Kitchens Success Program is included with the hourly rent. You will gain access to a wide variety of free resources including manufacturing software subscriptions, Master Manufacturing Protocol (MMP) Development, mentorship and guidance on how to create a successful cannabis company. 

Topics Include:

  1. Introduction To Oakland Shared Use Program

  2. The Oakland Cannabis Kitchen

  3. Oakland’s Equity Program

  4. Resources For Equity Operators

  5. The City Of Oakland’s Shared Use License 

  6. California Department Of Public Health Shared Use License

  7. Edible Guidelines

  8. Business Incorporation

  9. METRC

  10. Manufacturing Software 

  11. Payroll

  12. Insurances/Surety Bond

  13. Cannabis Market Share

  14. Distribution/Testing

  15. Sourcing 

  16. Budgeting

  17. Marketing

  18. Packaging

  19. Taxes

  20.  Industry Opportunities

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Distribution Services

COMING SOON! The Oakland Cannabis Kitchen has a in-house distribution service.Our distribution service is dedicated to provide the ability to receive lab testing and help distribute products specifically made in our kitchen.


Check back here for updates, when we launch!