PROPOSED POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR REGULATING COMMERCIAL CANNABIS IN UNINCORPORATED COUNTY AREAS

On June 19, 2018, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is slated to receive a report from the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) that will outline the Board’s options with respect to regulating commercial cannabis activities in the County’s unincorporated areas. Currently, all commercial cannabis activity is prohibited in unincorporated LA County.

The report is the culmination of a year-long, multi-faceted process of public outreach and stakeholder engagement, and reflects input received during 20 public listening sessions held throughout the County in summer 2017 as well as the consensus recommendations of the Advisory Working Group on Cannabis Regulation and consultation with over a dozen County departments.

The Policy Framework Fact Sheet provides a summary of the framework. More detailed descriptions and analysis of each component can be found in the Board Report and Attachment I. The Advisory Working Group’s recommendations can be found in Attachment II. Maps showing locations where cannabis businesses could potentially locate are available at planning.lacounty.gov/cannabis/maps, or Attachment III.   Attachment IV provides projections of the size of the regulated cannabis market and potential tax revenues in Los Angeles County.