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Six New Members Join CPOT

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The Cannabis Oversight Team (CPOT) has added six new members to its advisory body!

Originally convened in 2019, the advisory body brings forth insights regarding equitable access and outcomes in the following substantive areas: regulations and policy; government budget allocation; community outreach and education; and economic development. “We are thrilled to welcome six new members to the Cannabis Policy Oversight Team," says CPOT Chair Al Ochosa. "The members’ diverse perspectives and deep cannabis expertise will help us strengthen CPOT’s continuing mission.”

In December 2020, CPOT released its annual Cannabis Policy Report, which outlines how City Council can create cannabis-related policies that address the social harms of cannabis prohibition, reinvest resources from the Recreational Cannabis Tax Fund in impacted communities, and refine health, environmental, and public safety policy in cannabis regulation and education. “CPOT is a strategic resource for the city and all interested parties to support those that have been disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition,” reads CPOT’s newly released policy report. “As needed, CPOT will continue to educate, inform, and advise the city on policies that will ensure the legal cannabis industry is diverse, equitable, accessible, and sustainable in 2021 and beyond.” You can read CPOT’s full REPORT HERE.