Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Location Change and Date Change for Recreational Use Meeting

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 15, 2016 / comments

by Creighton Avila, Placerville, CA, July 14, 2016 — Due to construction in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, the remaining Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee meetings will be held at the Building C Hearing Room at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville. In addition, the Recreational Use meeting date will be moved to September 19th . The following are the dates, times and topics of the meetings:

  • August 8th – 1 pm to 3 pm – Taxation
  • August 22nd – 1 pm to 3 pm – Compliance (e.g. issues with administering possible policies) 
  • September 19th – 1 pm to 3 pm – Recreational Use

 

The committee is comprised of two members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The committee members will be collecting information at each of the meetings from different stakeholder groups, members of the public and County departments regarding each meeting topic (e.g. taxation, compliance, etc.).

Members of stakeholder groups that would like to speak at one of the meetings are requested to email the County at the following email address: medicalmarijuanacommittee@edcgov.us. There will also be time available at each meeting for public comment.

Background Information on the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee

The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors created the ad hoc advisory committee at its March 15th , 2016 special meeting regarding medical marijuana. During the special meeting, the Board of Supervisors received an overview on the current medical marijuana laws and reports from County departments, stakeholder groups and the public on how medical marijuana policy decisions could affect them. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Board of Supervisors created the ad hoc Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee to collect more information on different medical marijuana topics (e.g. cultivation, dispensaries, compliance, etc.).

The County did not conduct meetings regarding medical marijuana in 2015 due to the major statutory overhauls undertaken by the State of California that resulted in the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), signed in October 2015 and amended in February 2016. The County decided to wait before pursuing updated medical marijuana ordinances to ensure that any updates were consistent with the new State laws and regulations.

To date the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee has met on three occasions: May 2nd meeting was on the structure of the future meetings, June 20th meeting was on cultivation, and June 27th meeting was on niche medical marijuana businesses (e.g. dispensaries, nurseries, etc.).