Regulating Cannabis in Your Community

September 19, 2019
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm ET


Registration closed.


This ICMA University Online Classroom webinar provides insight to the successful regulation of legalized cannabis in your community.

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As more and more states relax their restrictions on the medical and/or recreational use of cannabis, municipalities are in turn being compelled to decide if and how they want to regulate it at the local level. Developing and instituting these policies is a complex process with major implications stretching across government departments, so it's important for your jurisdiction to be familiar with the challenges associated with regulating cannabis as well as the impacts it can have on the community.

Join this session to hear how local government across the country have responded to changing cannabis laws and how their experiences may benefit your jurisdiction.

During this session, you will discuss:

  • Why local governments have chosen to allow regulated commercial cannabis activities
  • Recommended processes for developing local cannabis regulations and potential pitfalls to avoid
  • Common components of effective cannabis regulations
  • Indicators local governments are using to assess impacts of the newly-legal industry


  • Sean McGlynn, city manager, City of Santa Rosa, California
  • Clare Hartman, AICP, deputy director of planning, City of Santa Rosa, California
  • Rebecca Fleury, city manager, Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Eric Feldt, planner, Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Nicol Killian, AICP, assistant director of community development, City of Durango, Colorado


  • Laura Goddeeris, AICP, ICMA’s director of survey research and co-author of Local Impacts of Commercial Cannabis.



Event Details


  • September 19, 2019
  • 01:00 pm 02:30 pm ET
  • Registration Deadline: 09/20/2019


  • Member Price:$149.00
  • Non-Member:$249.00


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