Community Forums on Cannibus Tax Revenue

County Supervisors to Hold Community Forums on Cannabis Tax Revenue

Monterey County is asking residents for their thoughts on how potential cannabis tax revenue should be spent.

In 2016, Monterey County voters approved a tax on legal cannabis. There may be excess revenue above program operating costs from the tax this year or in the future which could be spent on local programs.

In a series of community forums during the month of March, residents can talk with their elected officials about how the County could prioritize use of these funds. There will be forums in each of the county’s five supervisorial districts and residents are welcome to attend any or all of these meetings. Translation services will be provided and light refreshments will be served.

Here is a list of dates, times and locations for each of the forums:

March 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM (District 5) – CHOMP Outpatient Campus at Ryan Ranch, Poppy and Lupine Conference Room, 2 Upper Ragsdale Dr. Suite D230, Monterey
March 20, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (District 1) – Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, Multi-Purpose Room/Cafeteria; 925 Sanborn, Salinas
March 21, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (District 4) – Oldemeyer Center, Laguna Grande Hall, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside
March 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (District 2) – Castroville Library, 11160 Speegle St, Castroville
March 28, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (District 3) – King City Recreation Center, 401 Division St, King City

Information from these forums and a professionally-conducted random telephone survey on the same topic will be presented to the Board of Supervisors next month. An online survey is also being prepared to gather additional community input.

Information about the community forums can be found on the county website ( or on the County’s Facebook page.

4 thoughts on “Community Forums on Cannibus Tax Revenue

  1. If you find out more re: the online survey, would you mind posting access to that? Thanks, Kate!

  2. Big on my wish list? How about more policing of county, state, and federal land as well as more policing of vehicular parking along the highway?

  3. 100% of all cannabis tax in California should go into the California Sovereign Wealth Fund to protect our beautiful land and deter those who would do it harm, let our NO mean NO backed by a mountain of money to make sure we are heard loud and clear.

  4. To pay for more Rangers, Parkland staff, and Highway patrol for H1 in order to monitor traffic, car break-ins, and illegal campfires in particular. Cannot think of a better way to spend that money then to protect those of us who live here and the beautiful environment and wildlife with which we share this land.♥️

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