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Marathon Meeting Ends With Grow Ban Lifted

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has approved an urgency ordinance that allows medical marijuana growing to resume in the county. The ordinance repeals the outdoor grow ban that was established January 12th by the Supervisors. It allows grows with a maximum of 25 plants on parcels over 20 acres in rural areas. Indoor grows will be allowed in all zones for another three months. After that time, no grows will be allowed in residential areas. Yesterday’s five-and-a-half hour meeting got quite contentious, even after the over two-and-a-half hour public comment period ended…

Listen to Dan Miller

Borad Chair Dan Miller trying to quell the crowd during the board discussion. Emotions also ran high during public comment. One woman was upset that fines have been put in place…

Listen to speaker 1

The ordinance calls for fines, $100 dollars per plant per day for the first violation. a second violation would be $200 dollars per plant and a third violation would warrant a find of $500 dollars for each plant. The fines become effective January 1st. Some people, like this woman, just don’t feel they can stay here anymore…

Listen to speaker 2

The new ordinance goes into effect immediately.

1 Comment

July 27, 2016

Michael Leonard

Amazing headline. Grow ban lifted? Are you kidding, the grow ban was reinstated. I am a senior citizen. A professional person. I do not use or grow marijuana. But, I have observed that there was an attempted political coup by the Sheriff, with the acquiescence of the board, which was soundly rejected by the voters. That vote has now been nullified by the supervisors. This has not been a good day for democracy. I am particularly disappointed by Supervisor Beason, a decent man, but who has ignored the will of the voters in his district, who voted for Heidi Hall and have different views than he. He has shown himself to stubborn, old, unable to adjust to the world as it is. Old and in the way. So sad.

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