At the January 11 Antioch City Council meeting, the council will hold a discussion on issuing temporary cannabis events on public property.
According to the agenda, the discussion item would be over a proposed Amendment to the Antioch Municipal Code Adding Section 95.3838, regarding temporary cannabis events on public property. If approved, the action may generate an increased revenue by allowing temporary cannabis events linked with retail sales by Antioch licensed cannabis businesses.
Per the Staff Report:
The state Department of Cannabis Control (“Department”) has the discretion to authorize a temporary cannabis event. Only the holder of a temporary cannabis event license issued by the Department may hold a temporary cannabis event, which is subject to additional restrictions as a Type 14 cannabis license holder. Restrictions on a temporary cannabis event include limited duration and hours, Department approval of security, prohibition on sales of tobacco or alcohol at the event, restrictions on storage and marking of cannabis, track-and-trace regulations, and exclusion of minors
The city cites that one possible location for a temporary cannabis event is the Contra Costa County Fair, which is a District Agricultural Association site that holds fairs, expositions, and exhibitions to highlight various industries, enterprises, resources, and products of the state.
The City could also approve other locations for an event to be held.
On Tuesday, staff is seeking direction from City Council concerning whether it seeks an ordinance that will grant discretion to the City Council to allow a temporary cannabis event at the County Fair and/or other locations within the City.
A temporary cannabis event may include retail sales. To assure the City benefits from a temporary cannabis event within its boundaries, the proposed ordinance would impose a condition that any retail sales only be conducted pursuant to a cannabis retail license issued by the City.
Date: January 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm