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File #: 17-00926    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Passed
File created: In control: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
On agenda: 12/14/2017 Final action: 12/14/2017
Title: HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an update on issues related to taxation options, ballot measure and potential cannabis regulations, as follows: (EST. TIME: 5 HR.) a) Receive and file a report that analyzes economic and tax revenue options of potential cannabis activities in unincorporated Santa Barbara County, and i) Provide direction to staff to develop a gross receipts tax as recommended by the staff as follows: 1) 2% gross receipts tax on nurseries and distributors; 2) 4% gross receipt tax on all cultivators; 3) 6% gross receipts tax on manufacturers and retailers; 4) Cap any gross receipts tax at 8%; or ii) Provide other direction to staff on taxation methods; b) Provide direction to staff to develop a ballot measure for cannabis taxation including: i) Creation of required documents for a June 2018 Primary Election ballot; or ii) Creation of required documents for a November 2018 General Election ballot; and iii) Development of a measure for General revenue...
Sponsors: COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE
Attachments: 1. Board Letter, 2. Attachment A - HdL Santa Barbara Analysis, 3. Attachment B - Options Worksheet - Excise Tax on Cannabis Operations, 4. Attachment C - Draft Letter for State Temporary Licensing Porgram (003), 5. Attachment D - Example of Allowed Use, 6. Attachment E - Conceptual Options for Land Use Permitting and Business Licensing, 7. Attachment F - Updated Cannabis Timeline, 8. Public Comment - Group 1, 9. Public Comment - City of Carpinteria, 10. Public Comment - Hollister & Brace, 11. Public Comment - Cannabis Business Council, 12. Public Comment - Moffitt, 13. Cannabis Matrix, 14. Presentation
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HEARING - Consider recommendations regarding an update on issues related to taxation options, ballot measure and potential cannabis regulations, as follows: (EST. TIME: 5 HR.)

a) Receive and file a report that analyzes economic and tax revenue options of potential cannabis activities in unincorporated Santa Barbara County, and

i) Provide direction to staff to develop a gross receipts tax as recommended by the staff as follows:

1) 2% gross receipts tax on nurseries and distributors;

2) 4% gross receipt tax on all cultivators;

3) 6% gross receipts tax on manufacturers and retailers;

4) Cap any gross receipts tax at 8%; or

ii) Provide other direction to staff on taxation methods;

b) Provide direction to staff to develop a ballot measure for cannabis taxation including:

i) Creation of required documents for a June 2018 Primary Election ballot; or

ii) Creation of required documents for a November 2018 General Election ballot; and

iii) Development of a measure for General revenue purposes; or

iv) Development of a measure for Specific revenue purposes; and

v) Condition cannabis Business Licenses and Land Use Permitting on voter approval of a cannabis tax measure; or

vi) Provide other direction to staff on a cannabis tax ballot measure;

c) Receive and file an update on cannabis banking related issues and the method of processing the proposed business licenses;



d) Receive and file an update and provide direction to staff on options regarding staffing and methods for implementing compliance and enforcement with local cannabis regulations;

e) Receive and file an update on the health impacts of cannabis consumption;

f) Receive and file an update on the State emergency regulations published on November 16, 2017 by the three State cannabis licensing authorities;

g) Pursuant to Board direction on November 14, 2017 regarding Temporary State Licenses consider the following actions:

i) Take no action and thereby do not authorize any response to the St...

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