The Los Angeles City Council approved 3 years of funding for the city’s marijuana social equity plan, in answer to a longstanding demand from minority cannabis entrepreneurs eager to get into the sector.

The council authorized $three million a year for the subsequent 3 years for the Division of Cannabis Regulation’s social equity plan, with $1.five million set for allocation straight away, the Los Angeles Sentinel reported.

The equity plan is created to give a leg up in the L.A. marijuana industry to minorities and these impacted by the war on drugs, but it is been stifled for months simply because of a lack of funding to course of action and grant small business licenses.

The Council’s move could jump-start off the plan and outcome in additional small business licenses becoming issued at a faster pace.