Mendocino County CEO Carmel Angelo said during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting that possible state legalization of marijuana in 2016 led her to initiate a discussion with other rural county CEOs from around the state at a recent conference regarding forming a future Northern California Cannabis Summit.

While there is currently no formal marijuana initiative filed for the 2016 ballot with the California Secretary of State, a group called “The Marijuana Policy Project,” a Washington D.C.-based advocacy organization, has been actively gathering supporters within California in hopes of putting the item to a vote two years from now.

Accordingly, Angelo said efforts are under way to hold a summit with other rural county officials sometime in 2015 to discuss possible economic, regulatory, taxation and policy implications to prepare for 2016 legalization. [Read More]