This week, Paul A. Smith, RCRC Vice President Governmental Affairs, and Arthur Wylene, RCRC Governmental Affairs Counsel, provided a cannabis licensing and regulatory update to both the Tuolumne County Marijuana Working Group, and senior staff in Merced County. Both presentations were attended by members of the counties’ Board of Supervisors.
RCRC staff discussed critical policy areas such as licensing and land use, cultivation and environmental considerations, and the roles of counties in permitting, prohibiting, or regulating state-licensed cannabis activities. Following the presentations, RCRC staff opened the floor to supervisors, senior county staff, and members of the public to ask questions.
An upcoming cannabis presentation is scheduled for Mono County. RCRC will continue to assist rural counties in developing their respective policies in light of recently-enacted cannabis regulations.
RCRC’s advocacy efforts regarding cannabis can be accessed here.