Long Beach, CA
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File #: 17-1040    Version: 1 Name: CM/Atty - Marijuana Regulations
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/30/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/14/2017 Final action: 11/14/2017
Title: Recommendation to receive and file a report on the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) related to commercial adult-use marijuana regulations; and Approve one of the following actions: 1) Request City Attorney to draft an ordinance to ban the retail sale, cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and laboratory testing of adult-use marijuana in Long Beach; OR 2) Request City Manager to work with affected City departments to develop recommendations to legalize and regulate Commercial Adult-Use Marijuana Businesses in Long Beach; request City Attorney to prepare a draft ordinance to allow, license, and regulate the retail sale, cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and laboratory testing of adult-use marijuana in Long Beach, based on findings and recommendations of the study conducted by the City Manager; and, in the interim, request City Attorney to prepare a draft ordinance to implement a temporary hold on adult-use marijuana b...
Sponsors: City Manager, City Attorney
Attachments: 1. 111417-R-26sr.pdf, 2. 111417-R-26 PowerPoint.pdf
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Recommendation to receive and file a report on the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) related to commercial adult-use marijuana regulations; and

Approve one of the following actions:

1) Request City Attorney to draft an ordinance to ban the retail sale,
cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and laboratory testing of
adult-use marijuana in Long Beach;

OR

2) Request City Manager to work with affected City departments to
develop recommendations to legalize and regulate Commercial
Adult-Use Marijuana Businesses in Long Beach; request
City Attorney to prepare a draft ordinance to allow, license,
and regulate the retail sale, cultivation, manufacture, distribution,
and laboratory testing of adult-use marijuana in Long Beach,
based on findings and recommendations of the study conducted
by the City Manager; and, in the interim, request City Attorney to
prepare a draft ordinance to implement a temporary hold on
adult-use marijuana businesses in Long Beach until a commercial
adult-use marijuana ordinance can be prepared and presented
to the City Council. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
On January 1, 2016, the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) went into effect. MCRSA created a statewide regulatory and licensing system for medical marijuana businesses in California. On November 8, 2016, Long Beach voters approved Measures MM and MA. Measure MM granted local approval for medical marijuana businesses to operate in the City. Measure MA established business license tax rates for medical and adult-use marijuana businesses in Long Beach.

Also on November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). AUMA created a statewide regulatory and licensing system for adult-use marijuana businesses. On June 27, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). The new law merged regulations...

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