Concord seeks community input on possible commercial cannabis regulations

Concord seeks community input on possible commercial cannabis regulationsThe City of Concord seeks feedback about potential commercial cannabis regulations. To help gather information, the City Council has issued a 10-question survey designed for the Concord community.

Council members want to hear from their constituents “about potential locations and requirements that may be imposed on commercial cannabis businesses,” said City Manager Valerie Barone.

In 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64. The Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult-Use of Marijuana Act legalized adult-use cannabis in the State. Under this ballot measure, each California city and county may choose to regulate or prohibit cannabis. In 2018, the City of Concord developed regulations applying to medicinal and adult-use cannabis testing laboratories, as well as medicinal cannabis manufacturing and distribution businesses.

This spring, the City Council and Concord Planning Commission directed staff to develop regulations regarding commercial cannabis retail (storefront and non-storefront). They also sought plans for microbusinesses (small-scale cultivation, distribution, manufacturing, and/or retail) for their consideration.

The City’s Cannabis Survey is available on the Concord Community Town Hall platform. Visit through Friday, July 19.