Deadline Jan 7, 2018 to offer input on Riverside County marijuana regulations

December 10, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Riverside County has set up a website to answer questions and seek public input on marijuana regulations for the county’s unincorporated areas.

County officials are currently working on a regulatory framework that would allow marijuana commerce in areas of the county that aren’t part of any city. The plan is to put a measure on the November 2018 ballot that would impose a local tax on marijuana.

If the tax fails, the county would not move forward with pot regulations.

Current county law forbids marijuana cultivation in unincorporated communities, although the passage of Proposition 64 last year allows recreational use by those 21 and older in their homes. Up to six pot plants can be kept at a residence under Prop. 64.

The county website on marijuana rules is planning.rctlma.org/Home/Cannabis.aspx. To offer your opinion, click on “Public Input.”