Placerville, CA — The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Meeting on taxation has been moved to September 19th . In addition, the meeting will include information on the administrative steps that the County might have to complete if the recreational use ballot measure passes.
The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee meetings are held at the Building C Hearing Room at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville. The following is the date and time of the remaining scheduled meeting:
The committee is comprised of two members of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The committee members will be collecting information at each of the meetings from different stakeholder groups, members of the public, and County departments regarding each meeting topic (e.g. taxation,
Members of stakeholder groups that would like to speak at one of the meetings are requested to email the County at the following email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. There will also be time available at each meeting for public comment.
Background Information on the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee
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 created the ad hoc Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee to collect more information on different medical marijuana topics (e.g.
cultivation, dispensaries, compliance, 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 and Safety Act (MMRSA), 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.
To date the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee has met on four occasions: May 2nd meeting was on the structure of the future meetings, June 20th meeting was on cultivation, June 27th meeting was on niche medical marijuana businesses (e.g. dispensaries, nurseries, etc.), and August 22nd meeting
was on compliance procedures regarding medical marijuana rules.