Pomona to discuss, hear input about recreational marijuana at public meetings – California News

Pomona to discuss, hear input about recreational marijuana at public meetings – California News



POMONA >> Community members with questions and comments associated with the local and state regulation of recreational marijuana are invited to take part in one of three meetings organized by the city, the first of which is scheduled for tonight.

Tonight’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Washington Park Community Center, 865 E. Grand Ave.

At the meetings, a member of the City Attorney’s Office will explain “what the current state of the law is,” said Assistant City Attorney Andrew Jared, along with the steps the city is taking to set local regulations.

An explanation of the state law will be presented, and residents will have the opportunity to provide comments “in particular what they want to see addressed within the (city’s) ordinance,” Jared said.

On Nov. 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, also known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Under Proposition 64, it became legal the day after the election for people 21 and older to use marijuana and to cultivate a maximum of six marijuana plants per residence.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the state will oversee the cultivation, testing and distribution of nonmedical marijuana and the manufacturing of nonmedical marijuana products.

Cities who wish to have a say in the regulation of recreational marijuana businesses within their borders must take action before Jan. 1.

City Council members have begun moving to establish local regulations. On July 17, City Council members gave preliminary approval to a proposed ordinance that call for requiring the issuance of permits for the indoor cultivation of marijuana for personal use….

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