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San Joaquin County Supervisors Expected To Approve New Cannabis Regulations

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

San Joaquin County Supervisors are getting ready to approve new cannabis regulations for personal and commercial use. The new ordinances are up for a vote Jan. 9.

They are expected to approve an ordinance to allow the personal cultivation of up to six marijuana plants grown indoors.

But there are many issues before one can get a permit such as obtaining the owner’s approval if you rent and keeping any odors from escaping.

County Deputy Counsel Zoey Merrill says there’s also a hefty fee for that permit plus other costs.

“Approximately $170, there is expected to an additional inspection fee which could be approximately $150.”

Merrill says the tax revenue on commercial cannabis businesses could be as high $20 million annually and which could be split among childhood education and youth programs and cannabis enforcement.

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Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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