Local California Scorecards

When California voters decided to legalize cannabis, local jurisdictions were given a narrow window of time in which to decide how to approach commercial cannabis in their communities. Local jurisdictions could decide to completely ban commercial cannabis locally or they could develop their own rules and regulations to govern all aspects of commercial cannabis.

To inform the public and encourage adoption of state and local law that better protects youth and public health and promotes equity, Getting it Right from the Start gathers information on how each California jurisdiction has regulated cannabis. We use that information to prepare a cannabis policy scorecard for those jurisdictions which allow retail sales, evaluating to what extent cities and counties have adopted cannabis policies to protect kids, public health and promote social equity.