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Imperial County Supervisors to Discuss Proposition 64 Implementation Options Next Week During Board Meeting

Imperial County Supervisors to Discuss Proposition 64 Implementation Options Next Week During Board Meeting

El Centro, CA (May 12, 2017) - On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors (Board) plan to have a discussion regarding implementation of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA, also known as Proposition 64), including local options for enforcement, regulation and taxation. The Board meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., however the AUMA discussion is scheduled to take place at 10:45 a.m. in the Board Chambers located at 940 West Main Street in El Centro, CA.

Due to the passage of the AUMA, the Board, as the governing body of the county, has the authority to prohibit or regulate the commercial sale, cultivation, testing and processing of marijuana in the unincorporated communities of the county. As of yet, more than 50 cities and counties statewide are considering, and some have passed, local regulations regarding marijuana dispensaries and cultivation activities for medical and/or retail purposes. The purpose of Tuesday's discussion is to review the local options of implementation in a public forum.

In an effort to involve the community on this discussion, the Board conducted a series of public workshops on the AUMA over the past several weeks, where County staff reviewed various components of the law and explained to the Board, and the members of the public in attendance, the options relating to local government regulation of commercial AUMA activities and provided the public the opportunity to provide comments.

The AUMA was approved by California voters in November 2016. The law legalizes the personal possession, use and cultivation of marijuana for non-medical purposes for adults 21 and older and created a state regulatory framework for commercial activity surrounding the cultivation, manufacturing, testing and distribution of marijuana.

To view the Board's agenda or watch a live stream video of the Board meeting, please visit the Board of Supervisors' webpage at www.co.imperial.ca.us.

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