Northern California counties are on the front lines of cannabis regulation. In this video, County Supervisors from in and around the area share their best advice on how to move forward in regulating this newly legal industry. Cannabis growers also weigh in on the importance of collaboration and working with local government to craft an ordinance that works for everyone.
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In a 6-1 vote, council members approved an ordinance regulating dispensaries and processing facilities within Tampa city limits.
Kalamazoo residents will have a chance to see and comment on how the city will regulate — and tax — medical marijuana in the city.
Santa Barbara County is gathering public input on its proposed cannabis regulations and the accompanying environmental review process.
In the span of two days, the City of Los Angeles has taken three important steps toward regulating its legal cannabis market—issuing a cannabis dispensary map, draft commercial cannabis regulations and a proposed zoning ordinance.
LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas issued the following statement regarding an ordinance prohibiting all cannabis businesses and activities in the unincorporated areas of the County. The ordinance also imposes reasonable regulations on personal cannabis cultivation while businesses are further studied for potential regulation.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Yesterday, the Drug Policy Alliance and ACLU of California filed a lawsuit against the City of Fontana challenging a city ordinance that is in conflict with Proposition 64 (also known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” or “AUMA”).
In the Wolverine State, the city of Detroit is cracking down on illegal medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits.
On May 23, 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors greenlit the SLO County Counsel to pursue legal action against unregistered cannabis growers in the the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County.
Pasadena, Calif., is considering an ordinance that would shut off the utilities of illegal marijuana dispensaries operating within the city. On May 15, 2017, the city council voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance’s first reading; if approved at its second reading, the ordinance could go into effect as soon as June of this year.
Georgia’s capital city is once again thinking about decriminalizing marijuana within city limits. According to an update by Peachtree NORML, the Atlanta City Council will take a vote Ordinance 17-O-1152, an ordinance decriminalizing marijuana, on May 15, 2017.
Sonoma County, California, is taking a proactive step to help local medical cannabis stakeholders get up to speed on county requirements for zoning, permitting and compliance across the supply chain.
On April 12, 2017, the Dallas City Council voted 10-5 to approve an ordinance that would reduce the penalties of marijuana possession.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On April 11, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance establishing a limited term, non-personal cannabis cultivation and related Operations Registry Program within the unincorporated areas of the county.
On April 4, 2017, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors adopted two ordinances to regulate medical cannabis cultivation and site locations in unincorporated areas of the county.
The House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that would nullify the partial marijuana decriminalization laws approved in Nashville and Memphis last year.
On March 22, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion for the city to create the Cannabis Licensing Commission, with the commission being responsible for the oversight of the city’s recreational cannabis licensing process.
The Mendocino County Department of Agriculture recently announced that it will be hosting workshops in mid-April to help medical cannabis cultivators with their applications for cultivation permits.
On Dec. 22, 2016, Oregon’s Portland City Council voted unanimously to amend its marijuana business regulations, creating a license for marijuana retail couriers.
Nashville will continue to allow police officers in Davidson County to give civil citations for the possession of small amounts of marijuana despite a new opinion from Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery that contends the local ordinance preempts state law.
Initiative 300, a ballot initiative legalizing the social use of marijuana at certain businesses in Denver, Colorado, has been passed.
On Nov. 8, 2016, the citizens of Pueblo County, Colorado, voted against Ballot Question 200, an ordinance that would have banned licensed recreational cannabis facilities and required those currently in operation to close by Oct. 31, 2017.
A marijuana cultivation facility in Boulder, Colorado, has been fined $10,000 by the city for violating a local odor ordinance.
On Nov. 1, 2016, San Jose City Council adopted an urgency ordinance, amending Title 20 of the San Jose Municipal Code to ban retail cannabis ahead of the state’s vote next week on legalizing cannabis for adult use.
On Oct. 19, 2016, San Jose City Council passed an ordinance amending the San Jose Municipal Code, allowing the city’s 16 registered collectives to have delivery services, two cultivation facilities and one dispensing-only location.
Initiative 300, a ballot initiative in Denver, Colorado, is reigniting the debate over whether to allow social use of marijuana in city businesses.
On Oct. 4, 2016, the Memphis City Council voted to approve a city ordinance that would allow city police the discretion of issuing civil fines for the possession of marijuana, making Memphis the second city in Tennessee to decriminalize marijuana.
In the city of Nashville, officials have begun gathering information on marijuana citations and arrests in an effort to help combat potential racial discrimination.
On Aug. 23, 2016, a Memphis City Council committee voted 5-2 to pass a marijuana decriminalization ordinance to decriminalize simple possession.
On Aug. 9, 2016, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided to place a local commercial marijuana cultivation measure on the county’s ballot in November.
On Aug. 8, 2016, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors launched an online registration system for existing medical cannabis cultivators in unincorporated areas of the county to register their cultivation sites.
On June 30, 2016, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy vetoed Ordinance 2016-35s, which would have prohibited legal marijuana businesses from operating in the unincorporated area of Pierce County, Washington.
In Florida, on May 9, 2016, the Orlando City Council voted 4-3 to approve a measure that allows law enforcement officers to issue civil fines for simple marijuana possession of 20 grams or less.
On March 17, 2016, the New Orleans City Council passed Ordinance Calendar No. 31,148, decriminalizing simple possession of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.
On March 17, 2016, the Tampa City Council adopted an ordinance to decriminalize 20 grams or less of cannabis. According to Fox 13, Mayor Bob Buckhorn is expected to sign the ordinance into law.
On March 3, 2016, the Tampa City Council will meet to hear the first reading of an ordinance that would decriminalize 20 grams or less of cannabis.
On Feb. 8, 2016, the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, held a press conference regarding Mayor Eric Papenfuse’s ordinance proposal to amend the city’s codified ordinances to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.
On Feb. 2, 2016, Sacramento City Council passed a new ordinance that allows a building zoned for agricultural or commercial use to operate as a cultivation facility, with such a facility now allowed to be up to 22,000 square feet in size.
BONSALL, Calif., Jan. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company”) (OTC: MCOA), an innovative cannabis marketing and distribution company, is very pleased that the City of Palm Desert, California has approved an ordinance that allows medical cannabis delivery with a majority 4-1 vote.
On Nov. 17, 2015, Pittsburgh City Councilman Daniel Lavelle introduced a city ordinance aimed at decriminalizing marijuana possession.
In an attempt to even out what now seem like uneven punishments, the city of Spokane, Washington, has recently passed an ordinance to retroactively allow those with marijuana convictions to vacate them.
Marijuana may now be one of the most valuable crops in legalizing states like Colorado. That said, it remains a controversial crop for many reasons, one of which is the smell.
Out of the four states in the 2014 election with marijuana reform on the ballot, Alaska was the most surprising. When you think of states likely to legalize marijuana, California is usually the first state that comes to mind.
Ever since the Supreme Court’s decision in Euclid v. Ambler (1926), zoning power has proved a potent means by which public officials at the municipal level can make street-by-street decisions with enormous impact on the lives of the town’s residents.