Los Angeles, California Releases Adult-Use Regulations


Title: America’s biggest marijuana market finalizes rules for recreational weedThe Los Angeles City Council approved a dense set of recreational marijuana regulations for cultivation, sales and business licensing.

Author: Cannabist

Date: 6 December 2017

URL: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/12/06/los-angeles-marijuana-regulations-progress/94006/

Extract:  LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles is in line to become the nation’s largest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council voted Wednesday to license sales and cultivation next year.

The landmark vote came after a hearing in which council members characterized the rules as a work in progress, almost certain to see revisions next year after California launches its recreational cannabis industry in January.

Under the Los Angeles regulations, residential neighborhoods would be largely off-limits to pot businesses, and buffer zones would be set up around schools, libraries and parks.

City Council President Herb Wesson’s office said the rules would take effect immediately after the signature of Mayor Eric Garcetti, which is expected.

“The other cities in this nation, they are looking to L.A.,” said Wesson, predicting the city model would become a template for legalization elsewhere.



Title: City Council puts temporary ban on retail marijuana. Exception for cannabis deliveries could roll out in January

Author: Mountain View Voice

Date: 6 December 2017

URL: https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2017/12/06/city-council-puts-temporary-ban-on-retail-marijuana

Extract: Mountain View City Council members unanimously agreed Tuesday night to put the brakes on marijuana retailers opening up in the city, approving a 45-day moratorium so city staff can draft local regulations on California’s emerging pot industry.

Mountain View is among the few cities in Santa Clara County that have shown support for allowing the retail sale of cannabis under Proposition 64, better known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), including storefronts along commercial corridors like Castro Street, San Antonio Road and El Camino Real. At a Sept. 19 study session, a majority of council members said they supported regulating and zoning for pot businesses.



Title: Napa passes ordinance clearing way to medical marijuana sales, outdoor growing

Author: Napa Valley Register

Date: 6 December 2017

URL: http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/napa-passes-ordinance-clearing-way-to-medical-marijuana-sales-outdoor/article_6f463b22-efa7-5dbc-8c11-d050bfdf61ee.html

Extract: Napa is on the road — again — to legal sales of medical marijuana. The city’s latest push toward a cannabis dispensary culminated Tuesday night with the City Council’s unanimous vote in favor of an ordinance opening up industrial, office-park and medical office zones to future retailers.After a second approval vote followed by a 30-day wait, Napa will be able to join the ranks of California cities where smokable marijuana and pot-infused edibles are openly sold – more than four years after the city pulled back an earlier dispensary law amid concerns about clashing with the federal government’s continuing cannabis ban.



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Title: SMC Board Approves Greenhouse Cannabis Cultivation OrdinanceMeanwhile, a prohibition has been extended on personal outdoor and all other commercial cultivation.

Author: Patch.com

Date: 5 December 2017

URL: https://patch.com/california/redwoodcity-woodside/smc-board-approves-greenhouse-cannabis-cultivation-ordinance

Extract:  The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing mixed-light (greenhouse) cannabis cultivation in the unincorporated areas and prohibiting for another year all other commercial cannabis-related activities.

If approved by the Board at its second reading on Dec. 12, 2017, the County will only issue licenses for mixed-light cultivation and greenhouse nursery cultivation in areas designated “agriculture” by the County General Plan or on land with documented agriculture use for at least three prior years. All parcels proposed for cultivation must also be set back a minimum of 1,000 feet from residential parcels, schools, youth centers, playgrounds and alcohol or drug treatment facilities.

After final approval, the ordinance allowing greenhouse cultivation takes effect Jan. 12, 2018. However, the Planning Department anticipates being ready to begin processing applications on Jan. 2, 2018.