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File #: 2020-556    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/30/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-127 APPROVING A CHARTER AMENDMENT AND CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE VOTERS A CANNABIS REGULATION MEASURE; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-128 PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS REGARDING A CITY CANNABIS MEASURE; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-129 AUTHORIZING THE DRAFTING OF DIRECT ARGUMENTS, SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING WRITTEN ARGUMENT(S) AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS, REGARDING A CITY MEASURE ENTITLED CARSON PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURE TO REGULATE CANNABIS OPERATIONS, SUBMITTED AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020 (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20-127, 2. Resolution No. 20-128, 3. Resolution No. 20-129, 4. Cannabis Regulation Safety Measure
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Discussion


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CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-127 APPROVING A CHARTER AMENDMENT AND CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE VOTERS A CANNABIS REGULATION MEASURE; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-128 PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS REGARDING A CITY CANNABIS MEASURE; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-129 AUTHORIZING THE DRAFTING OF DIRECT ARGUMENTS, SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING WRITTEN ARGUMENT(S) AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS, REGARDING A CITY MEASURE ENTITLED CARSON PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURE TO REGULATE CANNABIS OPERATIONS, SUBMITTED AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020 (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

Carson currently permits all cannabis operations in the City except medical and recreational dispensaries. Specifically, the Carson Charter currently allows cannabis cultivation, wholesale distribution, delivery, manufacturing, and testing, but does not allow Carson residents to purchase medicinal and recreational cannabis from dispensaries within the City. The proposed Measure, which has been requested by the Mayor, would create regulations to allow all cannabis operations consistent with state law, including medical and recreational dispensaries, but limited to the same restricted locations already approved.
Pursuant to California Constitution Article XI, Section 7 and the California Government Code Section 37100, local agencies may adopt regulations to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public - either regulating cannabis operations or prohibiting. This Measure lets the residents of Carson decide.
In 1996, Carson and California voters approved Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act ("CUA"), codified as Section 11362.5 of the Health and Safety Code, and in October 2015, the State of California adopted AB ...

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