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City Hall, Thursday, April 6, 2017
2180 Milvia Street, 2:00 PM
Redwood Room (Sixth Floor)

PDF of Entire Agenda Packet

    I.  Call to Order 
        A. Roll Call and Ex Parte Communication Disclosures 
        B. Changes to Order of Agenda 

   II.  Public Comment

  III.  Approval of Minutes 
        A. March 2, 2017 Draft Action Minutes (Attachment)

 IV.  Planning Staff Report

  V.  Chairperson’s Report

 VI.  Subcommittee Report

VII.  Discussion and Action Items 
        A. Information Session: Question/answer session with City staff related to development
            of recreational cannabis regulations. 1 hour. 
            One attachment: 
            1. Memo: Questions from City staff

        B. Discussion: Determine MCC interest in permitting for-profit medical cannabis businesses.
            10 minutes. 

        C. Delivery-only Dispensaries: Discussion and possible vote on BMC language and selection
             process. 30 minutes. 
             Four attachments: 
             1. Memo: Points for discussion
             2. Draft Sections 12.23.020 and 12.27.115, revised 4-6-17; 
             3. Subcommittee memo regarding Delivery-only dispensaries; and 
             4. MCRSA language related to Delivery-only dispensaries. 

        D. Discussion: Review/develop information to forward to Council regarding cultivation location
             limits. 20 minutes. 
             One attachment: 
             1. Important Points, part VI. 

        E. Review of Cultivation and Delivery-Only Dispensaries Subcommittee, with vote on continuation
            and membership. 5 minutes. 
            One attachment: 
            1. Chapter II.C.5 of the Commissioners’ Manual (Temporary Subcommittees). 

        F. Vote on representative(s) to attend the April 19th Planning Commission meeting (delivery-only
            dispensaries) and the April 25th City Council meeting (MCC name and mission change). 5 minutes.

VIII. Information Items (In compliance with the Brown Act, no action may be taken on these items;
        however, they may be discussed and placed on a subsequent agenda for action): 
        A.  EUCI Conference Information, April 10 – 11, San Francisco.

 IX.  Correspondence 
        A.  City Clerk: Commission Work Plan
        B.  Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative: Press release re. electricity rates for 
        C. Commissioner Pappas: Facilitation Considerations.

Late Communications:
The following were received after the packet deadline and distributed at the meeting: 
    • 2017-04-06_Karen Rice/Charles Pappas_Notes from PC meeting, MCC 
                           Synopsis on 6 Limit Medical Cannabis Cultivation sites. 
    • 2017-04-06_Charles Pappas_MCC Vice Chairman’s Updates_March-April. 
    • 2017-04-06_Letter to MCC from Solidarity Nursery Cooperative. 
  X.  Adjournment

Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission website:  http://www.cityofberkeley.info/medicalcannabis/ 
Medical Cannabis Commission Secretary:  Elizabeth Greene, 1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley CA 94704
Phone: 510-981-7484, Email:  Greene@cityofberkeley.info

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