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County Cannabis Permits Off to Slow Start

The first permits have been issued to grow medical cannabis legally in Nevada County, but the demand hasn’t been all that overwhelming…

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County Director of Building Craig Griesbach says he expects things to pick up once a permanent cultivation ordinance is passed, likely sometime early next year. The interim ordinance the county is under now, allows growers to be compliant with state regulations that are also a work in progress. Griesbach says there isn’t one specific area of the county where the permit applications are coming from…

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Site inspections are required to get a finalized permit. Under the interim ordinance, the maximum size grow allowed is 25 plants over a thousand square feet on land 20 acres or larger. It’s been about two months since the county first started taking applicants for permits.


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