County board dissolves committee monitoring cannabis licensing activity

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The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to dissolve its Ad-Hoc Commercial Cannabis Committee, which was tasked with monitoring the progress of issuing marijuana sales and cultivation licenses, eliciting pro and con comments from speakers who appeared before the board. The committee was formed in February, with Supervisors Jeff Hewitt and Karen Spiegel serving as co-chairs. They held two meetings with Transportation and Land Management Agency staff to gauge the effectiveness of the county’s cannabis regulatory framework, approved last fall. Hewitt advocated a continuation of the committee’s work beyond its Dec. 31 sunset date, urging an expansion of its role to expedite the process of licensing entities for operations in unincorporated communities. Spiegel was lukewarm to
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