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County to Continue Cannabis Regulations Discussion on November 27, 2017

Author: Department of Planning & Building
Date: 11/22/2017 3:06:07 PM

The County Board of Supervisors will continue its public discussion on new rules regulating the cannabis industry in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County.


The Board of Supervisors held a continued public hearing on November 7, 2017 to establish regulations for cannabis activities in the unincorporated areas of SLO County and will continue its consideration of the Planning Commission’s recommended ordinances on this matter at a special hearing on November 27, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. The Board will consider proposed ordinances that incorporate the tentative "straw" votes taken on October 17, October 20, and November 7, 2017. The Board may consider taking public comment on the proposed final ordinance. 

The draft cannabis ordinance affects two areas of the County Government Code: the inland ordinance and the coastal zone ordinance. If the Board adopts the inland ordinance changes on November 27, 2017, those rules could go into effect as early as 30 days later and will then replace the temporary rules currently in place. Any cannabis business registered under the current ordinance must re-register when the new rules take effect. No inland land use applications will be accepted until the inland ordinance is effective.

However, if the Board adopts the coastal zone ordinance changes on November 27, 2017, the California Coastal Commission must review and certify those changes before they take effect. No coastal land use applications will be accepted until the coastal zone ordinance is effective.

The revised draft land use ordinances (inland and coastal) will be available no later than November 22, 2017. For questions, please contact the Project Manager, Brandi Cummings at (805) 781-1006, [email protected].