Nevada County Supervisors today unanimously approved amending sections of the Medical Marijuana Ordinance that was adopted last May but stopped short of making any further changes. County Attorney Allison Barratt-Green said action today was to clarify the county’s intent.
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The second change clarifies where appeals are to be filed and who sets the hearings. Barratt-Green reminded people that the only items on the agenda today were the specific amendments and this was not to be a broad discussion of the marijuana cultivation ordinance. During public comment Attorney Jeff Lake who is representing Americans for Safe Access Nevada County in a lawsuit against the County’s Marijuana Ordinance says ASA is the reason for the changes, and invited broader discussion.
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That lawsuit is still underway. Lake also distributed to supervisors a list of proposed changes ASA whould like to see to the county ordinance regarding how much medical cannabis can be grown by individuals and collectives, fencing requirements, setbacks from bus stops, and registration of a notarized letter from a renter’s landlord before growing. Supervisor Terry Lamphier said he would consider going back to mediation with the ASA group on those issues.
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Supervisor Ed Scofield, who took a lot of heat from Alta Sierra residents over marijuana grows in the Anne Drive and other areas says it may not be perfect but he stands behind the ordinance.
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Supervisor Richard Anderson, who represents Eastern Nevada County, says the nuisance ordinance should be given more time.