The Santa Paula City Council meets on Monday.(Photo: STAR FILE PHOTO)
Santa Paula is considering forming an ad hoc committee to develop regulations on marijuana operations in the city.
The City Council will vote at its Monday night meeting on establishing the two-member committee. It would make recommendations on “sales, transportation, cultivation, on-site consumption, manufacturing, testing, and distribution and/or dispensing of medical and recreational cannabis within the city,” according to a city staff report.
The city currently bans medical and recreational marijuana operations, but it’s exploring changes in the wake of Proposition 64. The voter-approved measure legalized recreational cannabis — those 21 and older can grow up to six plants indoors for personal use — and allows cities to regulate and tax both commercial operations and outdoor cultivation.
The committee would report its findings to the council on or before Nov. 6, according to the resolution. Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, businesses can begin selling and distributing marijuana beginning on Jan. 1.