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Cindy De La Vega, First Latina Cannabis Dispensary Owner in San Francisco, to Open Union Square Store in Partnership with Shryne Group

Cindy De La Vega grew up sleeping on the floor to avoid stray bullets from the frequent shootings in her Sunnydale neighborhood during the height of the War on Drugs.

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Cindy De La Vega is the first Latina to own a cannabis dispensary in San Francisco. (Photo: Business Wire)

Now, she’ll soon become the first Latina to own and operate a cannabis dispensary in San Francisco.

A mother of two, domestic abuse survivor, and long-time community activist with the City’s well known United Playaz group, Cindy is also a Verified Equity Applicant through San Francisco’s Cannabis Equity Program. Established to combat the effects of the War on Drugs on targeted communities, the San Francisco Equity Program is gaining momentum, and reaches another important milestone with the opening of Cindy’s store.

This moment is especially relevant in 2020, when cannabis

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