Officials wait for all the facts before crafting ordinances

The passage of Proposition 64 was welcome news to California cannabis investors and growers looking to expand from the medical marijuana industry.

Some are eyeing the Coastside, with its millions of square feet of greenhouse space, a moist and temperate climate, and a declining cut flower industry in need of revitalization. Add to that the fact that a pound of cannabis can sell for nearly 2,000 times the price of a pound of Brussels sprouts, and it would seem that the Coastside is primed for a cannabis green rush.


But local officials are in no hurry. A county-appointed work group will present its findings on the impact of both new medical marijuana regulations and legalized recreational cannabis to the Board of Supervisors in December, after postponing the meeting in November. After that, the county will begin crafting policies and ordinances to regulate recreational and medical cannabis — a process it would rather get right than rush.

Meanwhile, Half Moon Bay City Council discussed what the passage of Proposition 64 could mean here at its meeting on Tuesday night. The discussion occurred after Review deadlines, but the council was not expected to act on any specific regulations on Tuesday.

Half Moon Bay Review
By Kaitlyn Bartley


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