A public meeting on the future of cannabis in the County of Santa Cruz will be held Wednesday evening, January 24 at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz beginning at 7 pm.
Hosted by a coalition of cannabis advocates representing consumers, patients, caregivers, environmentalists, small growers and others involved in the local cannabis trade, the meeting is open to the public.
The imminent release of the million dollar, year long, Environmental Impact Report on commercial cannabis is expected to renew the debate on the shape of local regulations. The Board of Supervisors is expected to take up the issue in early February.
Learn about your existing rights, current and proposed state and local regulations, and the economic viability and impact of cannabis in our community.
Hear about the short and long term future and how it will affect access, availability, cost, production and the environment.
Advocates supporting improved access to medical and adult use products and licenses; best farming practices; environmental improvement and social justice will share their insights.
Experts will be on hand for one on one advice on the regulatory process, consumer rights, and best practices. Leaders and luminaries from the local cannabis community will speak on the current state of affairs and the next steps that need to be taken.
All interested stakeholders are invited to explore available options to ensure the preservation of our unique and rich cannabis heritage in this new era of legalization.