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525 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Cannabis / Marijuana Regulations
Potential Regulation of Cannabis Businesses and Cultivation
Elise Semonian
Planning Director

Sarah Price
Assistant Planner

525 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA  94960

Ph: (415) 258-4636

Monday - Thursday
8:30 am - 12:00 noon
afternoons and Fridays by appointment
Most cannabis uses are currently prohibited in San Anselmo commercial districts. California voters have legalized cannabis for both recreational use (for adults 21+) and medical use. The Town Council is seeking community input on this issue to determine if they should consider changing Town laws before the State begins issuing licenses to cannabis-related businesses in January 2018.

Upcoming Meetings - September 12, 2017 (documents here, see Item 10)

The Deputy Town Attorney has drafted an ordinance that would ban all cannabis business uses in the Town, regulate indoor cultivation, and prohibit outdoor cultivation, which the Council will consider on September 12, 2017. This ordinance was prepared in response to the suggestion of some council members at the August 8, 2017, council meeting that would like to consider a prohibition on cannabis uses until the issues can be thoroughly considered and discussed.

The Town Council will consider the draft ordinance on 9/12 and will provide direction to staff. But, no action will be taken to introduce or adopt the ordinance. If the ordinance moves forward, it would be considered next at a public hearing by the Planning Commission, who would make a recommendation to the Town Council.

Prior Meetings

The Town Council considered issues related to medical marijuana in November 2015. Click here for link to meeting video and documents.

The Town Council received a presentation on cannabis laws and regulations in April 2017. The PowerPoint presentation, video, and other meeting documents may be found here.

The Town Council considered a Town survey on the issue at a meeting on May 9, 2017.

The Town Council considered the results of the community survey on cannabis at the June 13, 2017, Town Council meeting. Staff Report for June 13, 2017 Town Council Meeting

The Planning Commission supported an ordinance that would prohibit cannabis business uses as Home Occupations on July 17, 2017 (links to documents here). The Town Council considered the recommendation of the Planning Commission on August 8, 2017 (meeting documents and video here, see Item 9), and introduced the prohibition on cannabis businesses as home occupations. The Town Council will consider adopting the ordinance to prohibit cannabis businesses as home occupations on September 12, 2017 (meeting agenda and documents here).

Map of Potential Areas for Cannabis Businesses
This map indicates where cannabis businesses could locate within the Town under State requirements.

Stay Informed and Comment
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