Despite a strong showing to let Mono County’s cannabis business moratorium die Dec. 2, the Board of Supervisors approved a year’s extension at a Nov. 21 meeting. The logic: the moratorium can be lifted at any time but the county wants to make sure they get this whole marijuana thing right.
The County followed the Town of Mammoth Lakes’ moratorium extension to Sept. 6 and both followed Inyo’s moratorium vote earlier this month. The legal logic for Inyo’s action was to prevent businesses operating on a state license, in essence, being grandfathered in when Inyo finalized its own county-specific regulations.
But, both Mono and Mammoth have yet to pass a tax on commercial operations. According to Supervisor Stacy Corless, the board is considering a November 2018 ballot tax measure.
The state has issued emergency regulations in effect for the next 120 days. Plans are still a go for state licensing by Jan. 1.
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