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Albert Lopez
Planning Director
Planning

Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Implementation


Project Description

In 2015, the State Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law three bills (Assembly Bills 243 and 266, and Senate Bill 643) that create a licensing and regulatory framework for commercial medical cannabis. This new law has been amended by recent legislation including AB 21 and SB 837. The County is in the process of considering revisions to the County General Ordinance Code regarding dispensaries, delivery, edibles, and cultivation, including revisions to its existing dispensary ordinance (Chapter 6.108 of the County General Code). Links to documents prepared for the public meetings that have been held to date can be found below.

Staff Contacts

Liz McElligott
Alameda County Planning Department
224 West Winton Avenue, Suite 111
Hayward, CA 94544
Phone: (510) 670-5400
Send an email.

California Environmental Quality Act Document Now Available for Review

A Mitigated Negative Declaration is proposed to be adopted pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and State and County CEQA Guidelines. Comments should be addressed to Elizabeth McElligott, Alameda County Planning Department, 224 West Winton Avenue, Room 111, Hayward, CA 94544; or sent by FAX to (510) 785-8793; or by email. The Comment period will be from March 7, 2017 to March 27, 2017, a period of 21 days pursuant to Section 15105(b) of the CEQA Guidelines. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 PM on March 27, 2017.

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for Medical Cannabis Ordinance Amendments (PDF - 25kb)*

Initial Study / Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for Medical Cannabis Ordinance Amendments (PDF - 614kb)*

Schedule of Community Meetings and Public Hearings

June 5, 2017
9:30a.m.
Transportation/Planning Committee
Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5th Floor
County Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland
June 21, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Sunol Citizens Advisory Committee
Sunol Glen School Cafeteria
11601 Main Street, Sunol
June 26, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley
June 27, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Agricultural Advisory Committee (Special Meeting)
County Public Works Building
4825 Gleason Drive, Dublin
June 28, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Unincorporated Services Committee
Location to be determined
July TBD, 2017
TBD
Transportation/Planning Committee
Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5th Floor
County Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland
July 17, 2017
3:00 p.m.
Planning Commission
Public Hearing Room
224 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward
August 1, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Board of Supervisors - First Reading
Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5th Floor
County Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland
September 12, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Board of Supervisors - Second Reading
Board of Supervisors Chambers, 5th Floor
County Administration Building, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland

Public Meetings Materials

May 1, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 208kb)*

April 25, 2017: Board of Supervisors
Adopt Cannabis Ordinances and Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration
Staff memo (PDF - 6Mb)*

April 3, 2017: Planning Commission
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 4.8Mb)*

March 22, 2017: Unincorporated Services Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 4Mb)*

March 20, 2017: Planning Commission
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 2Mb)*

March 6, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 111kb)*

February 27, 2017: Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 3mb)*

February 21, 2017: Planning Commission
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 236kb)*

February 14, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 2mb)*

February 6, 2017: Planning Commission
Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinance
Staff memo (PDF - 3mb)*

January 12, 2017: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 673kb)*

December 8, 2016: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on the implications of Proposition 64, and the Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 192kb)*

November 15, 2016: East County Community Meeting
Presentation Slides (PDF - 1.8mb)*

November 7, 2016: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 234kb)*

October 25, 2016: Agricultural Advisory Committee
Proposed Amendments to the County's General Ordinance Code to allow a limited number of medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation sites in agricultural areas
Staff memo (PDF - 204kb)*

October 24, 2016: Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Consideration of Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 169kb)*
Attachments 1-4 Medical Cannabis Ordinances (PDF - 209kb)*

October 3, 2016: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 147kb)*

September 28, 2016: Unincorporated Services Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 193kb)*
Attachments 1-4 Medical Cannabis Ordinances (PDF - 829kb)*

September 21, 2016: Sunol Citizens Advisory Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 169kb)*
Sunol Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 1.9mb)*

September 19, 2016: Planning Commission
Presentation and Discussion of Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinance
Staff memo (PDF - 175kb)*
Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 798kb)*
Map West County (PDF - 1.1mb)*
Map East County (PDF - 1.6mb)*
Presentation (PDF - 123kb)*

September 12, 2016: Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Presentation and Discussion of Proposed Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 114kb)*
Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 798kb)*
Map West County (PDF - 1.1mb)*
Map East County (PDF - 1.6mb)*

September 7, 2016: Transportation/Planning Committee
Update on Medical Cannabis Dispensary and Cultivation Ordinances
Staff memo (PDF - 123kb)*
Attachments 1-4 (PDF - 836kb)*
Map West County (PDF - 1mb)*
Map East County (PDF - 1mb)*

July 26, 2016: Agricultural Advisory Committee
Proposed Amendments to the County's General Ordinance Code to allow a limited number of medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation sites in agricultural areas to implement the State Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act
Presentation Slides (PDF - 1mb)*

July 18, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Ordinance and Process Update
Staff Memo (PDF - 109kb)*

June 29, 2016: Unincorporated Services Committee
Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act Presentation of Upcoming Legislation
Presentation Slides (PDF - 703kb)*

June 23, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Overview and Staff Analysis on the Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Delivery and Cultivation Draft Ordinance
Staff Memo (PDF - 150kb)*
Draft Ordinance (PDF - 274kb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1 West County - 600' Buffer (PDF - 1.7mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1 West County - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 1.8mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1A - 600' Buffer (PDF - 2.7mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1A - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 2.8mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1B - 600' Buffer (PDF - 2.3mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1B - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 2.3mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1C - 600' Buffer (PDF - 2.2mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1C - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 2.2mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1D - 600' Buffer (PDF - 2.5mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 1D - 1000' Buffer (PDF - 2.6mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 2 East County - 600' Buffer (PDF - 1.6mb)*
Medical Marijuana Map 2 East County- 1000' Buffer (PDF - 1.6mb)*

June 20, 2016: Castro Valley Municipal Advisory Council
Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act Process Update
Presentation Slides (PDF - 1.5mb)*

May 2, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Process Update
Presentation Slides (PDF - 130kb)*

April 13, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Process Update
Presentation Slides (PDF - 466kb)*

January 26, 2016: Board of Supervisors
Second reading and adoption of an Ordinance adding Chapter 6.106 to the General Ordinance Code, related to the prohibition of medical cannabis cultivation and delivery in unincorporated Alameda County
Board Letter (PDF - 1.3mb)*

January 21, 2016: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Update of Recent State Legislative Developments in California Medical Marijuana Law and Alameda County Efforts
Presentation Slides (PDF - 186kb)*

January 12, 2016: Board of Supervisors
First reading and adoption of an Ordinance adding Chapter 6.106 to the General Ordinance Code, related to the prohibition of medical marijuana cultivation and delivery in unincorporated Alameda County
Board Letter (PDF - 5mb)*

December 10, 2015: Board Transportation/Planning Committee
Overview of Recent Developments in California Medical Marijuana Law
Presentation Slides (PDF - 363kb)*

Links & Resources


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