Become a CORE Participant

Steps to Becoming a Participant

The City of Sacramento aims to make this process as simple as possible for you. 

Determine CORE Eligibility

Start here on your own with a few simple steps. 


Establishing Your Business

From here, as a CORE member, we will walk you through each of these steps. 

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Step 2: Contact the City of Sacramento's Office of Cannabis Management

Connect with the CORE Verification Service Provider, administered by Sacramento LGBT Community Center, by emailing Christi Gray at or Jaime Estrada-Zambrano at

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Step 3: The service will request documentation to verify your CORE eligibility.

This can include documents such as utility bills, mortgage, or rental receipts and/or cannabis arrest records.

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Step 4: Collect and send verification documents to verification service.

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Step 5: Receive CORE verification confirmation.

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Step 6: Begin participating in the program and receiving benefits such as technical training, financial assistance and more.