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Cannabis Public Engagement and Outreach FAQs

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  • Why is the City of Santa Clara considering cannabis-related local health and safety policy now?

  • What does Senate Bill 94, the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) allow?

  • Is there a difference between “cannabis” and “marijuana”?

  • What cannabis related activities will be allowed in Santa Clara?

  • Where will permitted commercial cannabis businesses be allowed in Santa Clara?

  • What are the City’s guidelines for permitting cannabis-related businesses?

  • When will the regulations be considered for adoption?

  • How can I provide my input to the City and stay informed about the process?

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