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Proposition 64 Online Survey

May 01, 2017 08:41PM ● By Jennifer Neys

Proposition 64 Online Survey

How Shoul the New Marijuana Law Work in Walnut Creek?

The City of Walnut Creek asked for community input through an online, 15-question survey as it develops plans for implementation of Prop 64. The survey ended on April 30, with over 1500 responses.

The approval of Proposition 64 legalized recreational marijuana use by those over 21. In addition, it permits cultivation of up to six plants per private residence and opens the door to commercial marijuana operations such as retail sales, commercial cultivation, and processing facilities. Under Prop 64, local governments have the ability to regulate commercial marijuana operations as well as aspects of personal use. Questions included, “Should the city ban stores that exclusively sell marijuana and related products in the city?” Over 60% responded “no.” Over 70% of respondents responded “yes” to the question: “If you support allowing commercial marijuana cultivation, do you support allowing both indoor and outdoor cultivation?” Over 50% believed city should permit all types of commercial marijuana activities. The city council may discuss the results of this survey as early as the May 16 council meeting.