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Following voters’ legalization of recreational cannabis in California, L.A. County has embarked on an extensive listening tour to find out what residents of unincorporated areas would like to see in upcoming regulations.

Eighteen workshop-style listening sessions have been scheduled this summer in communities across the county, from the Antelope Valley to Willowbrook.

The first is scheduled for Thursday, July 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Topanga Library. For a full list of upcoming sessions, go to: Cannabis.lacounty.gov

Topics to be discussed include rules for cannabis businesses, rules for the cultivation of cannabis for personal use, taxation and revenue, and youth access and exposure, among others. Translation services will be available.

In November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, which legalized the possession, cultivation, and sale by adults of cannabis for nonmedical purposes. Proposition 64 also established a regulatory framework for commercial cannabis businesses, including cultivators, edibles manufacturers and dispensaries.

Following the passage of Proposition 64, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed County departments to develop regulations for cannabis in unincorporated Los Angeles County.

The listening sessions will provide valuable public input in the development of those regulations.

Comprehensive information about the County’s cannabis management efforts is at cannabis.lacounty.gov