Input sought at Tahoe meetings for Placer Co. medical pot regulation |

Input sought at Tahoe meetings for Placer Co. medical pot regulation

Staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On Jan. 5, 2016, the Placer County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that asserts Placer County’s authority to regulate medical marijuana in unincorporated areas of the county.

This action establishes that Placer County maintains local authority to regulate marijuana consistent with the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act of 2015.

It also designates the county’s Agricultural Commissioner’s office as the lead agency for this issue, and puts in place a set of preliminary rules to govern the medical marijuana industry.

However, the board of supervisors’ approval does not yet provide any sort of mechanism by which Placer County could issue permits for the cultivation, transportation, distribution or any other activity related to medical marijuana.

County staff are working to propose medical marijuana regulatory framework for the board’s consideration in the coming months, and is seeking the community’s input.

Throughout February and March, the issue has been and will be scheduled on the agendas for the county’s several Municipal Advisory Council meetings, according to Placer County, including the two local to Tahoe-Truckee:

Squaw Valley MAC: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Squaw Valley Public Services District Community Room, 305 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley.

North Tahoe MAC: 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Tahoe City Public Utilities District board room, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City.

Further, the issue is expected to be on the agenda for the March 24 Placer County Planning Commission meeting, according to the county.