San Francisco’s Success Centers is a 36-year-old, privately funded program designed to give juvenile detention-involved youth improved education and employment options.
Now Success has hit a corona-virus road block with training funds CEO Liz Jackson-Simpson says she received and is prohibited from doling out to cannabis businesses.
- With the state of California having released funding to cities and municipalities to support their cannabis initiatives, the treatment disparity is particularly striking.
- Unaffected by quarantine, Success’s Equity for Industry training workshop continues to provide education sessions for both people in search of employment and equity applicants.
- Equity applications are backlogged amid virus-related slowdowns at city offices.
- Napa Valley vintners aren’t all that into the state’s new effort to certify cannabis like it does their grape-based product.