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Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/26/2019: 32 Meetings Today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

There are thirty-two (32) meetings today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Alaska: Anchorage Assembly: Special Land Use Permits: Retail Marijuana Sales & Cultivation Facility
California: Berkeley City Council Meeting: Proposed Location For Cannabis Retailer
California: Humboldt County Board Of Supervisors: Threatened Litigation Regarding Cannabis Permits
California: Los Angeles City Council: Amendments To Cannabis Regulations
California: City Of Lynwood: Variance To Reduce Required Distance Of Cannabis Facility
California: County Of Mendocino: Cannabis Temporary License Extensions
California: City Of Pleasant Hill: Cannabis Ordinance Amendment
California: City Of Sacramento: Law And Legislation Committee Meeting
California: Santa Rosa: City Council Meeting: Appeal Of Cannabis Policy Subcommittee Determinations
California: City Of Santa Rosa: Use Permit For Adult Use Cannabis Retail And Delivery Business
California: Yolo County Board Of Supervisors: Ordinance To Regulate Cannabis Businesses
Colorado: City Of Carbondale: Renewal Of Retail Marijuana Infused Product Manufacturing License
Colorado: Chaffee County Planning Commission: Medical / Retail Marijuana In The Industrial Zone
Colorado: Glenwood Springs Planning & Zoning Commission: Amendment To Marijuana Regulations
Colorado: City Of La Plata: New Retail Marijuana Cultivation Facility License
Connecticut: Medical Marijuana Commission: Additional Qualifying Conditions
Illinois Legislature: Criminal Committee Hearing: HB0049 CRIM ID-IMMEDIATE EXPUNGE
Maine: Augusta Planning Board: Workshop On Medical Marijuana Business Zoning
Maine: Town Of Richmond: Approval To Open And Medical Marijuana Store And Wellness Center
Massachusetts: Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting
Massachusetts: Carver Planning Board: Recreational Marijuana Establishment Regulations
Massachusetts: Falmouth Planning Board: Zoning Bylaw Relating To Marijuana Treatment Centers
Massachusetts: City Of Lenox: Zoning Bylaw To Allow And Regulate Marijuana Establishments
Massachusetts: City Of Marshfield: Variance For Recreational Cannabis Dispensary
Massachusetts: City Of Wayland: Amend Marijuana Establishment District
Michigan: Athens Township Planning Commission: Zoning Regulations For Marijuana
Michigan: Kimball Township Planning Commission: Ordinance To Repeal Medical Marihuana Ordinance & Prohibit Marihuana Establishments
Nevada: Las Vegas: Zoning Code To Allow Marijuana Dispensary Use In The Town Center
New Hampshire Legislature: Environment & Agriculture: HB459 Establishing An Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.
New Hampshire Legislature: Health, Human Services And Elderly Affairs: HB364 Permitting Qualifying Patients And Designated Caregivers To Cultivate Cannabis For Therapeutic Use.
New Jersey: New Brunswick: Township Marijuana Ordinance Forum
New York: Town Of Hempstead: Ordinance To Prohibit Recreational Marijuana
Pennsylvania: Beaver Borough: Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/21/2019: 17 Meetings Today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington

There are seventeen (17) meetings today in Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon, and Washington. A big meeting day for cannabis regulators in Alaska, Massachusetts, Michigan Oregon and Washington. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Alaska Marijuana Control Board
California: Fairfax Planning Commission: Cannabis Regulations
California: Humboldt County Zoning Administrator: Application For Two Cultivation Areas
California: Nevada City: Cannabis Business Permits
California: West Sacramento Planning Commission: Wholesale Cannabis Distribution
Colorado: City Of Parachute: Application For Retail Marijuana Products Manufacturing Facility
Florida Legislature: Appropriations Committee: CS/CS/SB 182: Safe Medical Use Of Marijuana
Massachusetts: City Of Blackstone: Amend Medical Marijuana Ordinance for Recreational Marijuana
Massachusetts: City Of Chicopee: Community Outreach Meeting: Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of Framingham: Minor Site Plan Review: Marijuana Retail Establishment
Massachusetts: City Of North Attleborough: Amend Application Process For Marijuana Establishments
Massachusetts: City Of Taunton: Community Outreach Meeting: Adult Use Marijuana Establishment
Massachusetts: Cannabis Control Commission
Michigan Medical Marijuana Licensing Board
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
Washington Legislature: Ways & Means: Funding Of The Medical Marijuana Authorization Database.
Washington Legislature: Commerce & Gaming: Establishing The Washington Cannabis Commission. 

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 02/20/2019: 9 Meetings Today In Alaska, California, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey And Pennsylvania

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 01/29/2019: Eleven (11) Meetings Today in Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico and Washington

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker: Fourteen (14) Meetings Today: Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Oregon

Alaska Fines Unlicensed Cannabis Delivery Service $300,000 and Fines Employees $10,000 Each

The Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) fined an illegal cannabis delivery company, Absolutely Chronic Delivery Company (ACDC), $300,000 and each of the 3 drivers $10,000. ACDC advertises a service that delivers cannabis in exchange for donations. AMCO staff worked with the Anchorage Police Department to make undercover purchases of marijuana products. AMCO staff indicated that the hefty fine is warranted to create an effective deterrent against individuals conducting unlicensed marijuana businesses.

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 12/21: 3 Meetings Today in Alaska, Massachusetts and Michigan: Alaska Marijuana Control Board and Michigan Medical Marihuana Commission

There are three (3) cannabis regulatory meetings being held today in in Alaska, Massachusetts, and Michigan. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Alaska: Marijuana Control Board: Board Meeting

  • Friday, December 21, 2018

  • 9:00 AM  5:00 PM

  • Atwood Building Room 102- 550 (map)

Massachusetts: Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence and Impaired Driving

  • Friday, December 21, 2018

  • 1:00 PM  2:00 PM

Michigan: City of Lansing: Medical Marihuana Commission

  • Friday, December 21, 2018

  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM


Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 12/20: Six Meetings Today in Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Michigan and Oregon: Alaska Marijuana Control Board and Oregon Liquor Control Commission

There are six (6) cannabis regulatory meetings being held today in in Alaska, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Oregon. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

Alaska: Marijuana Control Board: Board Meeting

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • 9:00 AM  5:00 PM

  • Atwood Building Room 102- 550 (map)

California: Humboldt Zoning Administrator Notice: Special Use Permit: Cannabis Cultivation

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • 10:00 AM  11:00 AM

California: City of Ukiah: Permit Renewal and Minor Amendment to Major Use Permit for Ukiah Valley Hollistics

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • 2:00 PM  3:00 PM

Massachusetts: Framingham Planning Board: Minor Site Plan Review: Adult Use Retail Marijuana Establishment

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

Michigan: Village of Addison: Medical Marihuana Ordinance

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

Oregon: Oregon Liquor Control Commission: Commission Meeting

  • Thursday, December 20, 2018

  • 9:00 AM  10:00 AM

Cannabis Regulatory Meeting Tracker 12/19: 6 Meetings Today in Alaska, Massachusetts, Nevada and New Jersey: On Site Consumption: Social Use, Adult Use and Hemp

There are six (6) cannabis regulatory meetings being held today in in Alaska, Massachusetts, Nevada and New Jersey. Links to the meeting details and agendas are provided below.

ALASKA: MARIJUANA CONTROL BOARD PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING ONSITE CONSUMPTION

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • 1:00 PM  4:00 PM

MASSACHUSETTS: TOWN OF SHEFFIELD: PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO ZONING BYLAW: ADULT USE MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS AND INDUSTRIAL HEMP

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

MASSACHUSETTS: PLYMOUTH ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS: APPEAL PERMIT DENIAL

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • 7:30 PM  8:30 PM

NEVADA: LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL: SOCIAL USE VENUE, MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSING CONSENT AND PERMITS

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • 9:00 AM  5:00 PM

NEW JERSEY: TOWNSHIP OF HARRISON: MEDICAL MARIJUANA ORDINANCE

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM

NEW JERSEY: HOBOKEN: AMENDMENT TO PROHIBIT MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018

  • 7:00 PM  8:00 PM


Alaska: 4:30 PM Deadline for Comments on 5 Proposed Rules: Inventory Tracking, Inspections of Business Operations, Permit Card Renewal Fee, Sample Jar, and Business Operations

The comment period for five (5) rules proposed by the Alaska Marijuana Control Board (MCB) will close today at 4:30 pm. The rule changes will provide the MCB with the authority and information that is needed to adequately oversee the marijuana industry. Marijuana establishments will be required to ensure that employees follow approved operating procedures and processes. A summary of the rules proposals, the impact on marijuana establishments and recommended changes are provided below.

  • Marijuana Establishment Inspections:

    • Entities Impacted: All Marijuana Establishments

    • Summary of Change: The rule proposal amends current rule 3 AAC 306.725(a) to expand the MCB’s ability to inspect not only storage areas, but also waste disposal and other elements of business operations.

    • Impact of Change: The rule amendment will provide the MCB with authority to perform complete inspections of a marijuana establishment.

    • Compliance Enhancements: Marijuana establishments should review waste disposal areas and processes for adherence to the operating plan.

  • Acting in Accordance with Operating Plan Approved by MCB:

    • Entities Impacted: All Marijuana Establishments

    • Summary of Change: The rule proposal amends 3 AAC 306.703 to provide that marijuana establishments must follow the operating plan that was approved by the MCB. Marijuana establishments must also obtain approval the MCB’s prior to changing the operating plan.

    • Impact of Change: The proposal increases enforcement risk for all marijuana establishments. The amendments fail to provide a materiality standard against which adherence to the operating plan can be measured. Without such a standard, the MCB could determine that any failure to follow the operating plan, regardless of the materiality, is a rule violation.

    • Compliance Enhancements: Marijuana establishments should also implement a supervisory checklist process and a periodic testing program to demonstrate adherence to the operating plan. Employees should trained on the new requirements.

  • Marijuana Handler Permit Card Renewal Fee:

    • Entities Impacted: All Marijuana Establishments

    • Summary of Change: The rule proposal clarifies that a $50 fee will be charged for new and renewed marijuana handler permit cards.

    • Impact of Change: The change increases operating costs by implementing renewal fees. It is unclear whether a fee is charged for the replacement of a lost marijuana handler permit card.

  • Inventory Tracking and Harvest Grading:

    • Entities Impacted: Cultivators

    • Summary of Change: The rule proposal requires cultivators to include assign identification numbers to seeds for tracking in the inventory tracking system under 3 AAC 306.435(a). The rule proposal also cleans up the definition of harvest batch, and increases the harvest size to 10 lbs.

    • Impact of Change: Cultivators will need to input seeds into the tracking and trading system, and ensure that all plants and seeds are transported using a shipping manifest and entered into the inventory tracking system. Cultivators should ensure that the rule language provides enough clarity around the initial entry of a seed inventory into the tracking system. The MCB should also clarify how cultivators should record the sale and transport of plants that are shorter than 8 inches under 3 AAC 306.435(b) as cultivators are not required to assign an identification number to these plants under 3 AAC 306.435(a).

    • Compliance Enhancements: Marijuana cultivators should review operating plans and procedures to incorporate the additional requirements. In addition, marijuana cultivators should train employees on the new requirements and procedures.

  • Sample in a Jar:

    • Entities Impacted: Retail Marijuana Stores

    • Summary of Change: The proposal allows retail marijuana stores to provide a sample jar to customers to smell a marijuana product prior to purchase.

    • Impact of Change: The rule amendment under 3 AAC 306.325(d) provides that “the jar must remain in the monitored custody of the retail marijuana store during consumer inspection.” The MCB should provide clarity around the requirements for monitoring custody and address situations in which a video may be obstructed by the sales person or consumer.

    • Compliance Enhancements: Marijuana retailers should review their operating plan and procedures to incorporate the additional requirements. In addition, marijuana retailers should review the video surveillance angles and coverage.

ALASKA: COMMENT LETTER DEADLINE FOR INVENTORY TRACKING AND HARVEST GRADING

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  • 4:30 PM  5:30 PM

ALASKA: COMMENT LETTER DEADLINE FOR INSPECTIONS OF WASTE DISPOSAL AND OTHER ELEMENTS OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  • 4:30 PM  5:30 PM

ALASKA: COMMENT LETTER DEADLINE FOR SAMPLE IN A JAR REGULATION

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  • 4:30 PM  5:30 PM

ALASKA: COMMENT LETTER DEADLINE FOR OPERATING ESTABLISHMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PLAN APPROVED BY BOARD

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  • 4:30 PM  5:30 PM

ALASKA: COMMENT LETTER DEADLINE FOR MARIJUANA HANDLER PERMIT CARD FEES

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  • 4:30 PM  5:30 PM