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California Cannabis Business Conference

The only industry association trade show preparing California cannabis businesses for success in the largest adult-use market in the world, the California Cannabis Business Conference unifies the Golden State and brings together seasoned industry leaders to convene on best business practices and operations.

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From the Sonoma County Cannabis Program: The County is currently in the process of updating the Cannabis Ordinance. Based on guidance from the Board, staff is working on amendments to align the Cannabis Ordinance with latest state laws, respond to feedback from the community and build on the lessons learned through the first 10 months of permitting.

These updates will be in two Parts. Part 1 has a limited scope and is focused on bringing forward amendments related to alleviating neighborhood compatibility issues by requiring use permits on smaller rural properties and aligning with state law where appropriate.

Part 2 will include a more thorough review of neighborhood compatibility and other implementation efforts that require robust outreach and staff analysis.

2018 Ordinance Updates – Part One

Planning Commission-September 6, 2018 

Board of Supervisors-August 7, 2018

Planning Commission-June 28 & 7, 2018

2019 Ordinance Amendments – Part 2

Part 2 will include a more thorough review of neighborhood compatibility and other implementation efforts that require robust outreach and staff analysis and is scheduled to begin in fall 2018.

Sonoma County Cannabis Advisory Group Meeting

Agenda Announcements Staff Updates Public Comment Advisory Group Discussion and Recommendations Cultivation Area Measurement Policy and Procedure Discussion Staff Presentation Questions for staff Public Comment Advisory Group Discussion and Recommendations Cannabis Ordinance Updates and Discussion Staff Presentation Questions for staff Public Comment Advisory Group Discussion and Recommendations Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Closing Remarks Open Meetings: Except as expressly authorized under the Ralph M. Brown Act (the State’s local agency open meeting law), all meetings of the Cannabis Advisory Group are open to attendance by interested members of the public. Public Comments: The Chair will invite public…

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May Social Mixer

Join SCGA for our monthly networking mixer at Cooperage Brewing! The Cannabis Advisory Group also meets on Wednesday from 2-5pm at the Glaser Center and the mixer will take place just a short drive away! Guest Speaker: TBA We will be giving a presentation over Sonoma County’s Groundwater Sustainability Agencies and how they expect to fund the implementation of the program. Will you be affected? Email info@SCGAlliance.com to check the status of your membership. *New Pricing / Structure* Executive Members: Free Associate Members: $20 General Public: $35 Cash & Card Accepted at the Door

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Sonoma Co: Cannabis Tax Workshop

In this workshop staff will review the information that is needed to file a complete and accurate quarterly cannabis business tax return. We will also address timely filing and payment processes, when and how to make appointments for quarterly tax payments, and how to avoid applicable cannabis business tax penalties and interest.

We will also work through several cannabis business tax scenarios covering various operator types, including those that are calculated on a square footage basis, those that are based on a percentage of gross revenue, and others who are subject to “zero tax” filing requirements.

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Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for September 12, 2017

Cannabis Penalty Relief Program Extension Proposal
Board of Supervisors Agenda Item for September 12, 2017

In order to encourage more participation in the Cannabis Program, and in response to feedback received at the Cannabis Advisory Group, the Board meeting last Tuesday (Aug. 22), and emails and calls to the County, the Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee (comprised of Supervisors Gorin and Hopkins) has recommended that the full Board consider a proposal to extend the Penalty Relief Program.

This item has been scheduled for the September 12th Board meeting, and a draft staff report will be made available as soon as possible. We understand that there are many questions about the specifics of what this proposal may look like, such as time frames, retroactivity, zoning limitations, etc. This information will be made public as part of the finalized staff report.

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