Meeting after meeting, Yolo County, California continues to foster what could be a prime example of the cannabis industry working in tandem with local economy and law — that is, if policy can be tailor-made for Yolo’s diverse needs.
Proposition 64, which passed in November 2016, legalized recreational use of marijuana within the state’s borders. However, that proposition adamantly encouraged local governments to create customized policies on cannabis growth, cultivation, licensing and sales.
That said, county and city officials have the ability to ban cultivation outright or create no parameters at all.
So far, Yolo County, to the west of Sacramento, has adopted something in between.
Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting epitomized the struggle to create meaningful policy around the plant, which must still hoist itself out of stigmatized and often illegal circles. Yolo’s been challenged with squeezing the cannabis industry into the agriculture-based county, making way for…