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Marijuana Ordinance Deadline Bill Passes Assembly

The March 1 deadline for cities and counties to adopt medical marijuana ordinances is now just one step away from being lifted, but it won’t matter much to Nevada County. Assembly Bill 21 unanimously passed on the Assembly floor today (Thursday). That bill removes the deadline and instead states that as long as a city or county has a munipal ordinance, they won’t be subject to state regulations. Nevada City City Manager says that’s nice, but…

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Nevada City passed their ordinance at their meeting last night (Wednesday), but Grass Valley is further behind in the process. Councilmember Jan Arbuckle, who testified in a state senate committee on A-B 21, says Grass Valley will also move forward with their ordinance before March 1…

Listen to Jan Arbuckle

The bill now goes to the governor’s desk, and he is expected to sign it. The Assembly voted 66 to 0 in favor of passage. The Senate approved it by a vote of 35 to 3.

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