Dispensary: Diversity and Inclusion Plan DIY Guide


The purpose of the Diversity and Inclusion Plan is to describe the policies and practices that the dispensary will follow in creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.  It includes informational resources and best practices. It can be used for a license application and as a guiding document for company practice.

Use Cases

Operators can use this Diversity and Inclusion Plan to inform  hiring, training and inclusion practices and to have as a living document that changes as policies and procedures change and that is available to state inspectors.

License applicants can use this plan as a section or exhibit of the application if there is a section or exhibit specifically dedicated to diversity and/or inclusion

License applicants can use this plan as an addition to the operations plan or inventory control plan if adding this information would not cause the original plan to exceed a page limit set by the application.


Search for each of these terms in the regulations. You're looking for pieces of each regulation that pertain to regulations pertaining to diversity and inclusion practices. Refer to the General Sheet Editing DIY Guide for guidance on what to do with these key words.

  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Social Equity
  • Disadvantaged
  • Employment
  • Any other words you can think of that relate to diversity (if any).

Replace All

Search for each of the bolded terms in the Employee Non-compete Agreement sheet, including the brackets. Do a "replace all" and insert the pertinent information needed to replace the term.  The description underneath each bolded term below tells you what information should replace the bolded term. For instance, you would use the search feature in your document editing software to look for [Company *1] and then using the replace all feature, replace [Company *1] with your company name.

[Company *1]

Replace with the name of the company.

[State *1]

Replace with the name of the state where the company is located

Suggested Customizations

We suggest that you read through the sheet and make any additional edits or additions that you see fit.  


Remember to rename the plan to match the name that the application uses (ex: the application may require a "Diversity Plan," in which case you would change the name of the plan to Diversity using whatever document naming convention required by the application).