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Sales and Use Taxes Filing Due Date 10/31

Sales and Use Taxes Filing Due Dates: October 31 September tax return (for accounts on a monthly reporting basis) Third quarter return (for accounts on a quarterly or quarterly prepayment reporting basis) Don’t wait until the last minute! Conveniently file your return and make a payment online by logging in with your User ID and password. Know Your Sales Tax Rate: New Sales and Use Tax Rates Effective October 1, 2016 Tax Extensions and Increases to Take Place in Six Areas

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Cal/OSHA Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Meeting

A message from Cal/OSHA: To all interested parties, please mark your calendars for the upcoming Cal/OSHA Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Meeting. As required by Labor Code Section 147.5 (enacted in 2015 by Assembly Bill 266), the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) will be convening an advisory committee to evaluate the need to develop industry-specific regulations for occupational hazards associated with medical marijuana. At this advisory committee meeting stakeholders and the public will have an opportunity to provide input on the unique health and safety issues associated with working in the cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and sale of medical marijuana. This advisory…

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SCGA Members: Policy Meeting (10/7/16)

Sonoma County will be releasing the ‘Proposed Land Use Ordinance’ on October 6th. This is an important topic on all of our minds concerning exactly what the land uses will be in different zoning types. SCGA is hosting a members policy meeting  on October 7th to review this document, and discuss what was learned at the County’s presentation the evening before. We will working shoulder to shoulder to prepare a response to the ordinance; which we sincerely hope will be to draft a letter of thanks to our local legislators for hearing and addressing our concerns. All Members may bring…

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9/20: Progress of the Medical Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee

On Tuesday September 20, 2016, during the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board will receive a report on the progress of the Medical Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee in developing a comprehensive regulatory scheme for the local medical cannabis industry. Agenda information can be found here: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Board-of-Supervisors/Board-of-Supervisors-Meeting-September-20-2016/

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5th District Board of Supervisors: Candidates Video Debate

The Sonoma Independent has posted a series of questions answered in video response between the two contenders for the 5th District seat. Topics include banning GMO planting, water fluoridation, and a ban on glyphosate-related herbicides. Note question 11:   Do you believe we should have a “peace dividend” in the County’s prosecution of victimless marijuana crimes? Specifically, do you think people on parole who test positive for marijuana should be returned to County jail, as they are today? Watch the full Q&A Here.

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CDFA Requests Input to Draft Regulations for Statewide Commercial Medical Cannabis Licensing

CDFA is conducting preliminary activities to draft regulations for statewide commercial medical cannabis licensing. There are several areas of the draft regulations that would benefit from industry, public, and government agency input.  To help them develop regulations, they have put together a number of questions for your input.  Please take a moment to review the questions and provide your insights by submitting your written response.  Comments can be submitted by email (cdfa.mccp@cdfa.ca.gov) or by mail to: Department of Food and Agriculture MCCP — 1220 N Street, Suite 400 — Sacramento, CA 95814 CDFA will review and consider your comments to help develop the regulations for our Program.  Please provide your comments…

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SCGA’s Industry Survey

Sonoma County Growers Alliance survey of local canna-businesses: Your participation in this survey about local canna-businesses is vital to our collective understanding of the economic, environmental and socio-political impact that the cannabis industry has. The more information SCGA obtains, the more effective we will be in advocating for local canna-business concerns and the important contributions of the cannabis industry in our community. The answers to your questions are confidential and cannot be associated with your email or IP address. You can take the survey here: http://www.relevantblue.com/scga/

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SCGA's Industry Survey

Sonoma County Growers Alliance survey of local canna-businesses: Your participation in this survey about local canna-businesses is vital to our collective understanding of the economic, environmental and socio-political impact that the cannabis industry has. The more information SCGA obtains, the more effective we will be in advocating for local canna-business concerns and the important contributions of the cannabis industry in our community. The answers to your questions are confidential and cannot be associated with your email or IP address. You can take the survey here: http://www.relevantblue.com/scga/

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