Last fall Davis voters approved Prop. 64 with over 70 percent of the vote. The measure allows for California residents over the age of 21 to legally possess up to an ounce of cannabis. However, it allows for jurisdictions to regulate or prohibit commercial cannabis businesses, regulate or prohibit outdoor marijuana cultivation, and regulate indoor cannabis cultivation.
The issue of commercial cannabis will come down to local city council ordinances.
We asked one of our speakers, Eric Gudz, for his assessment of the trajectory of the city’s commercial cannabis.
He explained that “the city staff and council have been incredibly thorough and deliberate with the cannabis policy process, and their support to regulate and implement sensible policies will be evident with the very likely establishment of licensing and permitting for most commercial business types by the end of 2017.”
He added, “I remain very optimistic that the council and staff have everything they need to reach their goals of establishing cannabis businesses in Davis by 2018, and these policies will not only provide much needed revenue for the city, but will also be dealing a big victory to criminal and social justice reform in one swift motion.”
Join the discussion tonight at 6 pm at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen (129 E St., Davis).
The Davis Vanguard will host its first monthly mixer, in which the issue of the future of commercial cannabis will be discussed from several different perspectives.
Eric Gudz, Chair, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Michelle Hines, Michelle Hines, pediatric resident representing the American Academy of Pediatrics
Sukh Sidhu, Silk Road, a vertically integrated ag company centered on innovation
Event will be held at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, 129 E St., Davis
No charge for the event but suggested donation of $15 to $50
A percentage of the proceeds from food and drinks will go to the Davis Vanguard