Boulder Seeks Volunteers for Marijuana Advisory Panel
The City of Boulder is seeking three volunteers to serve as representatives of the community at large on the Marijuana Advisory Panel (MAP).
If you are interested and wish to be considered, please submit a letter of interest to the City Manager’s Office at [email protected] on or before Sept. 8, 2017. You must be a resident of the city of Boulder and have no ties to the marijuana industry. Your letter of interest must include a description of your background and the main reasons you are interested in serving on the MAP.
The MAP was formed in January 2016 to review and provide recommended changes to the city’s marijuana regulations. At the direction of Boulder City Council, the 12-member Marijuana Advisory Panel conducted a comprehensive review of the then existing code related to marijuana regulation and recommended potential changes to topics related to advertising, public health impacts, licensing, zoning, and more. The group was charged with analyzing both state regulations and Boulder’s code in order to understand regulatory intent and impact, soliciting public input, and discussing possible changes to the code – all while preserving and promoting Boulder’s unique community values.
MAP held 11 public meetings during 2016 and provided council with its recommendations in a study session in August 2016. Those recommendations were implemented and adopted in December 2016.
On Jan. 5, 2017, city staff was directed to conduct two additional MAP meetings in the third and fourth quarter of 2017 to:
- Review the code that was adopted in December 2016 to see what is and isn’t working well;
- Review any changes from the most recent legislative session that may impact Boulder regulations; and
- Consider any other proposed changes received by city licensing during 2017 that are intended to fix the existing code rather than making policy changes.
Current MAP members may continue their service. However, the city is looking to appoint up to three additional community at large members who have no ties to the marijuana industry. Representatives will be selected and appointed by the city manager based on letters of interest received.
The MAP meetings will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Panel members are also encouraged to attend a City Council study session the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 14, at which recommendations will be presented.
For further information on MAP, please visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/tax-license/marijuana-advisory-panel.
Published: Aug. 31, 2017
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155