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Cannabis Regulation

This past election the County had 2 advisory measures on the ballot to find out the public's tolerance to:   

- Allow medical cannabis businesses - it passed 55% for, 45% against;

- Allow recreational cannabis businesses - it passed 54% for, 46% against; and a tax measure that asked:

- Should the County tax potential cannabis businesses - it passed 64% for, 36% against.

Also on November’s ballot, and the impetus for the County’s measures was Prop 64 that asked if Californians wanted to Decriminalize recreational cannabis

- It passed 56% for, 44% against.

This shows that a majority of the Inyo County electorate supports some form of commercial cannabis businesses in Inyo County and they think it should be taxed by the County.

The County – with the help of the general public and stakeholder groups is now preparing to develop regulations relating to:

  • The types of cannabis businesses allowed;
  • The locations where those businesses may operate;
  • How and when those businesses will be allowed to operate; and,
  • Possibly, the reasonable regulation of personal cultivation of cannabis.

 

Neighborhood workshops have been scheduled in each supervisorial District to provide information and gather input from residents and stakeholders regarding the County’s potential regulation of commercial cannabis businesses, as well as, the reasonable regulation of cannabis cultivated for personal use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

For more information on this process, please contact the Inyo County Planning Department at (760) 878-0263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 Important Dates and Meeting Materials

 

On January 16, 2018 the Inyo County Board of Supervisors adopted three Ordinances regulating commercial cannabis activities. They will be effective February 16, 2018.

 

Zoning Regulations

 - Title 18 Commercial Cannabis Activities (Zoning)

 - Title 18 Expedited Abatement Procudure for Nuisances Caused by Cannabis Cultivation

 - Allowed uses by Zoning

 

Business licenses

For questions related to the Business License please contact the Inyo - Mono Agriculture Commission at: 760-873-7860.

 - Title 5 Commercial Cannabis Business License

 - License Zones Map

 - License allocation by license zone

 

County Cannabis Ordinances Press Release.

 

The Inyo County Planning Commission will be conducting a Hearing on December 20, 2017 to review and potentially recommend the Board of Supervisors adopt a zone reclassification  for commercial cannabis activities and an expedited nuiance abatement ordinances that, if enacted, will establish Inyo County’s first set of regulations regarding commercial cannabis activity.

 

Planninig Commission Packet and DRAFTs

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors will be holding a workshop at its November 7 meeting to review three draft ordinances that, if enacted, will establish Inyo County’s first set of regulations regarding commercial cannabis activity.

 

Next Tuesday’s workshop is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Chambers in the County Administrative Center, 224 N. Edwards St., Independence, adjacent to the Historic County Courthouse. The workshop will present the Board with an opportunity to hear from staff and the public as it considers moving forward with options for regulating commercial cannabis in the wake of Proposition 64 passing statewide in the 2016 General Election, and with the State scheduled to roll out its commercial licensing program in 2018.

 

Updated Maps and Tables

 

Board packet and DRAFTs

 

 

 Also

The County will be holding four public meetings to gather input on the DRAFTs. The public meetings are scheduled for:

 November 8, 2017  – Olancha Firehouse,  689 Shop Street, Olancha

 November 14, 2017– Big Pine Town Hall, 150 Dewey Street, Big Pine

 November 15, 2017  –  Cerro Coso College Conference Room, 4060 W. Line Street, Bishop

 November 17, 2017 – Tecopa Community Center, 405 Tecopa Hot Springs Rd, Tecopa

 

 

All meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - You are welcome at all!

 

 

 

                             Public Outreach Workshops

All Workshops will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

March 6, 2017 - District 4

Big Pine-Big Pine Town Hall, 150 Dewey Street, Big Pine

March 8, 2017- District 5

Cartago, Olancha, Pearsonville-Olancha Fire House, 689 Shop Street, Olancha

March 13, 2017 - District 1

Arcularius Ranch, Aspendell, Chipmunk Canyon, Meadow Creek-Dixon, Mountain View, Mustang Mesa, Rocking K, Round Valley, Starlite

Round Valley School, 300 N. Round Valley Rd., Bishop

March 15, 2017 - District 4

Independence-Legion Hall Independence, 201 S. Edwards St., Independence

March 16, 2017- District 1

Arcularius Ranch, Aspendell, Chipmunk Canyon, Meadow Creek-Dixon, Mountain View, Mustang Mesa, Rocking K, Round Valley, Starlite

Northern Inyo Hospital District Board Room, 2957 Birch St.

March 20, 2017- District 3

West Bishop: Desiderata, Manor Market, McLaren, Sunrise, Sunset

Jill Kinmont Boothe School, the Great Room, 166 Grandview Dr., Bishop

March 22, 2017- District 5

Alabama Hills, Lone Pine-Statham Hall, 138 Jackson Street, Lone Pine

           

March 23, 2017 - District 2

Laws, Rudolph Ranch-Laws Museum, 395 Silver Canyon Rd., Bishop

                 

March 27, 2013District 4

Wilkerson-Bishop Golf Course, 1200 US-395, Bishop

                       

March 30, 2017District 5

Homewood, Trona - Trona Golf Course and Country Club, 82700 Trona Rd., Trona

April 3, 2017- District 5

Darwin, Keeler-Keeler Fire Station, 165 Old State Highway, Keeler

April 5, 2017 - District 5   

Charleston View, Shoshone, Tecopa-Tecopa Community Center, 405 Tecopa Hot Springs Rd, Tecopa

All meetings will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

- You are welcome at all!

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