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File #: 18-1263    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/8/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/21/2018 Final action: 8/21/2018
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of opposition to proposed State of California cannabis regulation changes that would allow for cannabis delivery services without the approval of local jurisdictions.
Attachments: 1. A - Opposition Letter to Taking Away Local Control on Cannabis Deliveries, 2. Executed Letter of Opposition to Cannabis Regulation Changes
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of opposition to proposed State of California cannabis regulation changes that would allow for cannabis delivery services without the approval of local jurisdictions.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a letter of opposition to proposed State of California cannabis regulation changes that would allow for cannabis delivery services without the approval of local jurisdictions.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
After operating under temporary regulations for almost a year, California’s three cannabis regulatory agencies have now issued drafts of their permanent regulations. El Dorado County and other local jurisdictions have reason to engage, since the proposed regulations for the State Bureau of Cannabis Control contain an important item that has been a point of contention since before Proposition 64 took effect: the proposed California Code of Regulations Section 5416(d) states in plain language that deliveries can occur in “any jurisdiction within the State of California.” If left unchallenged, this proposed regulation will likely be interpreted to invalidate any local ban on deliveries currently in force and preempt any such future bans. The 45-day comment period for these regulations expires on Monday, August 27th. Local jurisdictions have been encouraged to weigh in on this issue.

The language of the latest State Bureau of Cannabis Control regulations will effectively preempt any existing local ban on cannabis deliveries that has been enacted by cities or counties. This change would represent a precedentsetting encroachment upon local land use and police power that violates the terms of Proposition 64, which expressly protects local control by making it clear that it honors local land use and police power. Specifically, it clarifies in Business and Professions Code Section...

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