A group of about 30 supporters of the Marijuana Initiative that qualified as a ballot measure for a potential election gathered at the Rood Center prior to the afternoon session of the Board of Supervisors meeting. The group is lobbying for the Supervisors to move forward with the process so the citizens of Nevada County can decide on the rights of medical marijuana growers. ASA-NC Chairperson Patricia Smith says the Supervisors will be presented with the information and have several options.
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Smith is unclear of the reason for a potential study since a study wasn’t done prior to implementing the current ordinance, and a study wouldn’t change the language of the proposed ordinance. ASA NC has opposed the current marijuana ordinance because it restricts the size of a garden and the number of plants that be grown.
Prior to going into the Supervisors’ meeting Smith urged the crowd to be respectful participants and refrain from restating comments that someone else may make in order for the meeting to proceed in an efficient manner.