What: The Sierra Foothills Cannabis Policy Summit
When: December 9, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Where: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City
Regardless of your feelings on the medical cannabis industry, it is a huge part of Nevada County’s economy. Concerns are often raised about the environmental impacts of cultivation and the public health issues related to manufacturing and dispensing to medical patients.
In October Governor Brown signed landmark bi-partisan legislation (the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act – MMRSA). MMRSA establishes a multi-agency regulatory program to oversee the cultivation, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and sales of medical marijuana. In particular the regulations address issues related to environmental protection and public health and safety.
Under the new laws, the Department of Consumer Affairs will be issuing licenses to cannabis businesses and monitoring compliance. No business will be able to seek a license unless it first obtains a permit from its local governing body.
On December 9, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre, Nevada County – California Growers Association will host a policy summit to help raise awareness and increase understanding of the new regulations. A representative from the Department of Consumer Affairs is slated to provide details about MMRSA. A member of the Central Valley Water Board will also be on hand to answer questions about waste discharge requirements and adherence to new regulations pertaining to water management.
CGA will be inviting members of the Board of Supervisors, Counsel Members from Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Truckee, the Sheriff, the District Attorney, County Counsel, members of the Chamber of Commerce and other relevant stakeholders.
This event will be a great opportunity to open the dialogue about the parameters of local permitting. Anyone interested in the future of the cannabis industry in Nevada County should consider attending.