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Watsonville Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee meeting
Date Wednesday April 27
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Civic Plaza Community Rooms
275 Main Street, 4th Floor
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorCity of Watsonville
Public Meeting

Watsonville Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
5:00-7:00 pm
Civic Plaza Community Rooms
275 Main Street, 4th Floor

Presentation and Discussion of:

Medical Cannabis Taxation

The City of Watsonville will hold a public meeting to discuss the taxation of the medical cannabis industry, as the first meeting in a series to review the draft Medical Cannabis Facilities Ordinance. This meeting will focus on how the cannabis industry is taxed in nearby communities as well as taxation in Colorado and Washington.

For more information please contact:
Suzi Merriam, Assistant Director, Community Development Department
City of Watsonville (831) 768-3050

** This announcement was published to Indybay by Cannabis Advocates Alliance.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 27th, 2016 1:26 PM
§Background: Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee
by City of Watsonville Wednesday Apr 27th, 2016 1:32 PM
Medical Cannabis Advisory Committee

We’re looking for a few good people!

The City of Watsonville is looking for volunteers to serve on an advisory committee to review and make recommendations to the City Council on medical cannabis in the City. In January, 2016, the City Council adopted an Ordinance that allows medical cannabis cultivation, however the Council also called for the creation of a committee to review all aspects of the medical cannabis industry, including testing, dispensaries, manufacturing, transporting and delivery, which were included in recently adopted state regulations.

The purpose of the 11 member advisory committee is to provide feedback and guidance to City staff and the Council regarding a cannabis tax initiative, as well as the development of a comprehensive ordinance that regulates all aspects of the medical cannabis industry.

Meetings: The advisory committee will meet bi-weekly for a 6-month period, beginning in mid- March, 2016. Staff will make every effort to schedule meetings to meet the needs of all members. This may necessitate holding late afternoon or evening meetings and the meetings will be open to the public.

Responsibilities: Advisory committee members are expected to review existing regulations as well as draft medical cannabis regulations, attend meetings, and provide timely feedback to support the project. Interim work products may include background research and review of draft ordinances related to cannabis taxation and medical cannabis regulations.

If you are a local resident, own a business, provide services or work in Watsonville and are interested in participating as a member of the advisory committee on medical cannabis, please contact Suzi Merriam in the Community Development Department by February 28, 2016. Once all letters of interest are received they will be provided to the Mayor for selection based on the criteria below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please call: 831-768-3074 or email: cannabis.committee [at]

Advisory Committee Membership:

Number of members & Membership Category

3 Local Cannabis Industry
Dispensary, cultivation, manufacturing, testing (priority will be given to those currently operating businesses within the City of Watsonville)

2 Health/Education
Must have direct involvement with health and education in the City of Watsonville.

2 Local Citizen
Must be a resident of the City of Watsonville

1 Public Safety
Must live or work in the City of Watsonville

1 Military Veteran
Must be a resident of the City of Watsonville

1 Planning Commissioner

1 Council Member


See also:
Medical Cannabis Facilities

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