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File #: 19-0025    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/28/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Title: The Planning and Building Department, in coordination with the Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board create a new Ad Hoc Commercial Cannabis Committee and choose two members of the Board of Supervisors to sit on the ad hoc committee. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)
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The Planning and Building Department, in coordination with the Chief Administrative Office, recommending the Board create a new Ad Hoc Commercial Cannabis Committee and choose two members of the Board of Supervisors to sit on the ad hoc committee. (Est. Time: 5 Min.)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
During a presentation, in December of 2018, outlining next steps and an estimated timeline for the development of the County’s Commercial Cannabis Program, the Board of Supervisors expressed interest in creating a new ad hoc committee on Commercial Cannabis. The new ad hoc committee would work on the new ordinances for commercial cannabis manufacturing, nurseries and testing laboratories. In addition, it would work with staff on the creation of an administrative process for commercial cannabis.

On July 17, 2018, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors placed five ballot measures on the ballot for the November 2018 election, which would enable voters to decide whether to allow different aspects of commercial cannabis and its taxation. The ballot measures named Measure N (taxation, permitting and enforcement of commercial cannabis), Measure P (commercial outdoor and mixed-light cultivation of cannabis for medicinal use), Measure Q (commercial outdoor and mixed-light cultivation of cannabis for recreational adult use), Measure R (retail sale, commercial distribution, and commercial indoor cultivation of cannabis for medicinal use), and Measure S (retail sale, commercial distribution, and commercial indoor cultivation of cannabis for recreational adult use) were passed by the voters.

As stated in a presentation to the Board of Supervisors on July 17, 2018, if any of the ballot measures passed, the County would need time and resources to develop a Commercial Cannabis Program, including all application materials, procedures, tax rates, fee rates, etc. Measure N gives the County six months to develop the necessary program. Applications must be available at the ...

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