Moving the cannabis industry to regulation and compliance is a challenge for everyone.
It’s going to take time. Progress will be incremental. Our first steps must be simple, focused, clear and fair.
Here are two key questions:
- Land use: what licenses, what parcels, what permits, what fees to charge?
- Governance: Counties and cities must determine how to administer the programs. Which departments will enforce regulations? What are the penalty levels?
Providing a pathway to regulated commercial activity means bright guidelines for partnerships on public safety and the environmental impact of criminal activity.
Ultimately, counties, cities and our industry must build this partnership together.