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File #: 18-0080    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/4/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/23/2018 Final action: 1/23/2018
Title: Ad Hoc Cannabis Advisory Committee, in coordination with the Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board approve Urgency Ordinance 5075, pursuant to California Government Code section 65858(b), extending the 45-day temporary ban on commercial licenses for both medical and recreational (adult) cannabis, with the exception of the medical cannabis dispensaries allowed to operate under ordinance 4999, with the temporary ban being in effect for a total of 2 years since its initial adoption on December 12, 2017. (4/5 vote required) (Est. Time: 30 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. Executed Ordinance 5075 1-23-18, 2. A - Blue Route for Commercial Cannabis Temporary Ban Extension, 3. B - Commercial Cannabis Temporary Ban EXTENSION, 4. C - Track Changes to Ordiance 5071 (Extension of Temporary Ban), 5. D - Extension of Temporary Commercial Cannabis Ban - PRE-PASSAGE Summary for Publication, 6. E - Proof of Publication - PrePassage, 7. Proof of Publication - PostPassage, 8. Public Comment Rcvd 1-23-18 BOS 1-23-18, 9. Public Comment Rcvd 1-22-18 BOS 1-23-18
Related files: 17-1238
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Ad Hoc Cannabis Advisory Committee, in coordination with the Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board approve Urgency Ordinance 5075, pursuant to California Government Code section 65858(b), extending the 45-day temporary ban on commercial licenses for both medical and recreational (adult) cannabis, with the exception of the medical cannabis dispensaries allowed to operate under ordinance 4999, with the temporary ban being in effect for a total of 2 years since its initial adoption on December 12, 2017. (4/5 vote required) (Est. Time: 30 Min.)

FUNDING: N/A
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Ad hoc Cannabis Advisory Committee, in coordination with the Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board:
1) Approve Urgency Ordinance 5075, pursuant to California Government Code section 65858(b), extending the 45-day temporary ban on commercial licenses for both medical and recreational (adult) cannabis, with the exception of the medical cannabis dispensaries allowed to operate under ordinance 4999, with the temporary ban being in effect for a total of 2 years since its initial adoption on December 12, 2017 (4/5 vote required).

This ordinance is an interim ordinance adopted as an urgency measure pursuant to Government Code section 65858 and is for the immediate preservation of the public safety, health, and welfare. The proposed moratorium extension is the final extension allowed because the maximum duration of a temporary moratorium is two years. The ordinance articulates the facts constituting the urgency and why the ordinance is necessary to preserve the public, health, and welfare.

Additional reasons for the temporary ban recommendation include:

· Continues the Board of Supervisors message to allow individuals access to medical cannabis.
· Provides time to create trust in the new civil cannabis code compliance process. Many in the community do not think the County can enforce the current personal medical cultivation activities, so how can...

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