Rod Miller has 30 years of lobbying and govt. relations experience. He will help you to understand the local rules that apply to your type of proposed activity.
Different Cities and Counties in California will have different local rules. The local rules could refer to the State rules or allow the state to regulate the cannabis business in their jurisdiction. Most local governments will have programs and their own so they can get some community benefit from from cannabis related business.
Other rules. In addition to state and local cannabis rules there is a long list of rules that apply to your specific operation. For example weights and measures if you have commercial scales, business licenses, and water board is you have a big operation and discharge water. If you build something that changes plumbing or electrical circuits you may be required to get a building permit and bring certain operations up to code.
We have reasonable rate for your application. The application process includes a checklist of compliance requirements.
NEWS ALERT; As of the middle of December 2017. The state agencies are accepting cannabis business permit applications. If your business has been specifically authorized to apply for a local permit then you can apply locally and after you get your city or county permit then you can apply to the state. Here is the California Cannabis State Gov portal that has all the regulation and application requirements. Most of the state agencies have online applications. We’ve been to a number of the compliance workshops for example California Department of Food and Agriculture and the State Water Board so we can help you fill out your forms. Cities and counties may require some compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. Cannabis businesses particularly cultivators need to find inexpensive help to execute the required EIR ish document. We can help you with that.
El Dorado County and the City of Placerville are deciding how much they want to participate in commercial cannabis activity. The regulations and ordinances can be influenced by contacting your local elected officials. Some jurisdictions have adopted permitting programs, e.g. City of Sacramento (permitting only cultivation, manufacturing and testing labs). The state will be issuing temporary permits January 1, 2018 effective for 120 days if local permits are issued.
Important updates for El Dorado County:
As of November 14, 2017:
El Dorado Supervisors voted for a conceptual ordinance that temporarily bans commercial grows and likely will provide some medical only permits for dispensaries (perhaps their growers). They will reconstitute the advisory committee possibly putting some community members on it. The advisory committee will discuss future policy including ballot options. Supervisor Frentzen made a motion to permanently ban commercial recreational cannabis but the motion was defeated 1 – 3. Supervisors Hidahl, Veerkamp and Ranalli voted against the motion. Supervisor Novasel was absent from the hearing.
For anyone interested in the next phase go to El Dorado County Grower’s Alliance. The Alliance has a board of directors and is running the campaign either through the Board of Supervisors or the ballot box to get they type of El Dorado County Ordinance Growers need to survive and thrive.
“The mission of the El Dorado County Grower’s Alliance is the promotion and protection of the independent farms and businesses in the cannabis industry and the protection of the public health and patient’s rights, the restoration of natural resources and watersheds, and to provide for the welfare of communities and the mutual benefit of public and private interests. EDCGA works through political action and public relations to support El Dorado County Cannabis business.”
The SB 420 defenses end practically Jan. 2018 talk to your lawyer.
Let me know about any meetings and I’ll be there. The clock is ticking. Folks can at least contact their supervisor through email and tell him to support commercial permits so the marijuana money stays in El Dorado County.. firstname.lastname@example.org . If you know what supervisorial district you are in then you can email your district Supervisor email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized numbers speak loudly, especially when campaigns can be run or influenced. This will be about politics now so coordination will be essential.