Cannabis Regulatory Commission

The CRC makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the licensure, taxation, and regulations of cannabis for adult use and oversees the implementation of the private Adult Cannabis Offenses Policy.


The Cannabis Regulatory Commission's Responsibilities

  1. Make investigation, citation and arrest for private adult cannabis (marijuana) offenses the City’s lowest law enforcement priority.
  2. Advocate through its lobbyist and City officers for changes in state and other laws to:
    1. Allow and authorize taxation and regulation of cannabis (marijuana) for adults and eliminate criminal penalties for private, adult cannabis use.
    2. Grant local control to cities and counties to license and regulate cannabis businesses and collect appropriate fees and taxes.
    3. End the prosecution arrest, investigation and imprisonment for adult private cannabis offenses.
  3. Establish a system to license, tax and regulate cannabis (marijuana) sales if California law is amended to allow and authorize such actions.
  4. Create a committee to oversee the ordinance’s implementation and disbursement of revenue from licensing and taxation of businesses that sell cannabis.


Resolution to submit initiative to Voters: Resolution 78733

Establishment of Oversight Committee: Ordinance No.12694

Revision of Oakland Low Police Priority Policy: Resolution 79347

Ordinance amending appointment terms of members: Ordinance No. 12958

Contact Us



Map image for Cannabis Regulatory Commission, located at 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94612
1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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Business Hours

1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M City Council Chambers - 3rd Floor