The Paso Robles City Council voted Tuesday night to create a task force to address the citys medical marijuana regulations. Mayor Steve Martin and councilmen Steve Gregory, John Hamon and Jim Reed voted in favor of the task force. Councilman Fred Strong was absent, attending another meeting on behalf of the city. City Manager Tom Frutchey said anyone interested in serving on the medical marijuana task force may apply at the Paso Robles City Clerks office.
The task force is the outcome of a public workshop held by the city council on Sept. 6. At that meeting, a number of medical marijuana advocates suggested the council separate regulations for medical use from recreational use and form a committee to research and advise about a medical marijuana ordinance.
The task force will be comprised of five to seven members from the community and is intended to represent all perspectives. Meetings will be public in compliance with the Brown Act and to ensure full participation of members of the public. The overall goal is to complete the work of the task force within three to four months and return to the council with recommendations. Topics to be addressed by the task force include:
- Personal cultivation both indoors and outdoors
- Mobile dispensaries
- Brick and mortar dispensaries
- Regulations such as licensing, inspections and fees
The city will accept applications for appointment to the Task Force until: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12. Applications may be obtained at Paso Robles City Hall, 1000 Spring Street, or on the Citys website, shortcut to City of Paso Robles Advisory Body Homepage. For more information, please contact Deputy City Clerk Kristy Buxkemper at (805) 237-3960.
Meetings will be at city hall, at a time convenient to the members, and are expected to occur over a six- to eight-week period.
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