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Overview

The Adult-Use Cannabis Social Equity Tool Kit surveys the legal policies used by the eighteen states with licensed markets to create a more inclusive adult-use cannabis industry. The District of Columbia is not included in this survey. While it has legalized adult-use, it has not created a licensed adult-use cannabis marketplace. This survey focuses on ten policy variables: the population targeted by the social equity program, social equity goals, social equity leads, license priority, license preference, special license opportunities, microbusiness licenses, training services, financial services, and community reinvestment. These variables are defined below in the tool kit glossary.