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City Hall Thursday, May 4, 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.   April 6, 2017 Draft Action Minutes (Attachment)

   IV.   Planning Staff Report 

    V.   Chairperson’s Report 

   VI.   Subcommittee Report

  VII.   Discussion and Action Items 

          A.   Election of Chairperson 

          B.   Delivery-only Dispensaries: Discussion and possible vote on BMC language and
                selection process. 
                Five attachments: 
                1.   Memo: Points for discussion
                2.   Draft Sections 12.23.020 and 12.27.115; 
                3.   Subcommittee Memo Regarding Delivery-only dispensaries
                4.   MCRSA Language Related to Delivery-only dispensaries; and 
                5.   Commissioner Brewster:  Proposed Language for Driver Restrictions

         C.   Review Planning Commission discussion regarding delivery-only dispensaries and vote 
                on representative(s) to attend the May 17th Planning Commission meeting. 

         D.   Discussion:  Review/develop information to forward to Council regarding cultivation
                location limits.  Continued from April 6th meeting. 
               One attachment: 
               1.   Important Points, Part VI

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.   California Department of Consumer Affairs - AUMA Trailer Bill Fact Sheet 

  IX.   Correspondence 
          A.   Commissioner Pappas: Edited version of AUMA Trailer Bill Fact Sheet 

   X.   Late Communications
          Received after the packet deadline, distributed at the meeting:

  • 2017-05-04_Late Communications_BMCR_Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • 2017-05-04_Late Communications_Comm on Disability Town Hall Mtg Notice
  • 2017-05-04_Late Communications_CDPH Manufacturing Regulations
  • 2017-05-04_Late Communications_CA Cannabis Portal Webpage
  • 2017-05-04_Late Communications_NOP EIR_CDFA
  • 2017-05-04_Late Communications_CDFA News Release_Draft Regulations
  • 2017-05-04_Late Communications_Vice Chair Report 

  XI.   Adjournment

Berkeley Medical Cannabis Commission website: 
Medical Cannabis Commission Secretary: Elizabeth Greene, 1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA, 94704, Phone: 510-981-7484, Email:

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