MCA Policy Committee Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the MCA Policy Committee

The Policy Committee is the voting policy body of MCA.  As such, it has full authority to take policy positions, draft and release memos, connect with officials, members and media.  To fulfill this task, the Policy Committee:

 – The Policy Committee is tasked with pursuing the objectives and priorities of the annual strategic plan

  – Receives input on policy matters from membership via member calls, polling and surveys

 – Receives information, research and recommendations from Policy Leadership Committee

 – Discusses, deliberates and votes on MCA policy priorities and positions based on those inputs 

 – Discusses and schedules Membership Policy Meeting topics, presenters, and content in collaboration with MCA Executive Committee

Criteria for Committee Membership

The Policy Committee must include the following representation from the cannabis industry. Individual members can meet multiple criteria. 

 – A minimum of one licensee who holds a Cottage OR Specialty Cottage, Outdoor or ML Tier 1 

 – Distributor

 – Manufacturer

 – Retail

 – Outdoor Farmer

 – ML 1 Farmer

 – Indoor Farmer

 – Expertise in Communications

 – Experience in Mendocino County cannabis policy

 – Experience in Committee Leadership


Time Commitment

5-7 hours a week MINIMUM required: 

up to 2 (quantity) 90 minute meetings per week, 

up to 2 hours of reading/commenting/correspondence per week, potential for additional subcommittee work

Important Update on CEQA for Provisional Licensees

MCA met with CDFA CalCannabis on Friday 2/5/2021 in collaboration with our state-level advocacy partner, Origins Council.

We confirmed CDFA’s intent to send notices to Mendocino County’s provisional license holders asking them to provide evidence that site-specific CEQA is underway. We inquired about how this would work and expressed concern for any potential discontinuity of provisional licenses as an unintended consequence of this process.

CDFA provided us with the following information and offered to meet with us again once the process and messaging had been further developed. We have offered to be a resource to CDFA in supporting this process and are committed to providing timely and accurate information to our members – as well as the County’s provisional license holders more broadly – about what to expect and how they can begin to prepare for this process.

CLICK HERE to view the full report.

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