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File #: 20-0597    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/21/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/5/2020 Final action: 5/5/2020
Title: Planning and Building Department recommending the Board give conceptual approval to amend Ordinance 5109, Title 130 Zoning Ordinance, pursuant to Board Policy A-3, to direct staff to begin working on draft changes to the commercial cannabis ordinance regarding fingerprints of commercial cannabis owners giving more discretion to the Sheriff’s Office. (Est. Time: 10 Min.)
Attachments: 1. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 05-04-20
Related files: 20-0621
Title
Planning and Building Department recommending the Board give conceptual approval to amend Ordinance 5109, Title 130 Zoning Ordinance, pursuant to Board Policy A-3, to direct staff to begin working on draft changes to the commercial cannabis ordinance regarding fingerprints of commercial cannabis owners giving more discretion to the Sheriff’s Office. (Est. Time: 10 Min.)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
After working with commercial cannabis businesses and the Sheriff’s Office, it is recommended that commercial cannabis owners that own five percent or less of a business only be fingerprinted if it is requested by the Sheriff’s Office.

With this amendment, all commercial cannabis owners will continue to be given a background check by the Sheriff’s Office. However, it would be at the discretion of the Sheriff’s Office that any owners having a share of five percent or less would require fingerprinting.

Further History of Cannabis Public Meetings in El Dorado County

On September 10, 2019, the Board approved the amendments to commercial cannabis Ordinances 5109, 5110 and 5111 regarding manufacturing, nurseries, and testing laboratories and some other changes required after state law updates.

On July 17, 2018, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors placed five ballot measures on the ballot for the November 2018 election, which enabled 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 pas...

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