LA County Cannabis Advisory Committee
In September of 2016, Angeles Emeralds was asked to write a motion on how we would want to see regulations created for LA County. It was our recommendation that an Advisory Committee representing all districts of LA County be formed. That committee was formed in 2017 and Angeles Emeralds was invited to be a part of it.
In close cooperation with the County Board of Supervisors and other County departments, the Office of Cannabis Management convened an Advisory Committee to help guide the development of cannabis regulations for the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. The group’s membership represented major stakeholders, including community members, business owners, advocacy groups, public health experts and cannabis industry participants, all of whom contributed their time on a volunteer basis.
The Cannabis Advisory Committee met eight times during the summer of 2017.
Through a consensus-based decision-making process, members of the Cannabis Advisory Committee developed a series of recommendations on topics including youth access and exposure, public health and safety, rules for cannabis businesses, taxation and economic development, and equity.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the County of Los Angeles. As such, it has the unique function of serving as the executive and legislative head of the largest and most complex county government in the entire United States. A civil service staff which performs the duties for the County departments and agencies serves the needs of the County's population of more than 10 million people.
These five Supervisors who represent their district are elected by their constituents and in turn will have the final say of what the local cannabis regulations will be.