Placerville, CA — On May 2nd from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, the ad hoc Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will meet for the first time. The meeting will be located at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville in the Office of Emergency Services Conference Room in County Building A.
The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors created the ad hoc advisory committee at its March 15th, 2016 special meeting regarding medical marijuana. During the special meeting, the Board of Supervisors received an overview on the current medical marijuana laws and reports from county departments, stakeholder groups and the public on how medical marijuana policy decisions could affect them. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Board of Supervisors decided to create the ad hoc Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee to collect more information on different medical marijuana topics (e.g. cultivation, dispensaries, enforcement, etc.).
The County did not conduct meetings regarding medical marijuana in 2015 due to the major statutory overhauls undertaken by the State of California that resulted in the Medical Marijuana Regulation Safety Act, signed in October 2015 and amended in February 2016. The County decided to wait before pursuing updated medical marijuana ordinances to ensure that any updates were consistent with the new State laws and regulations.
At the May 2nd meeting, the committee will discuss the structure of the future meetings and future meeting dates. This will be an opportunity for stakeholder groups and the public to talk about their motivation for attending the committee meetings and what outcomes they are looking for in the process.