Will Nevada County be boxed into a hole if it doesn’t respond to changes neighboring counties are making to how residents can grow marijuana? During Public Comment at yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, local resident Steve Desena, who is a member of SAM (Smart Aproaches to Marijuana) of Nevada County, asked the county to stop allowing outdoor marijuana grows altogether in Nevada county.
And it’s not just Yuba County.
Nevada County Ordinance 2349, which regulates medicinal marijuana grows, was challenged in the November election by Measure S, but county voters decided not to make changes to the current law.
Representatives of SAM say the drought is another good reason to curtail outdoor marijuana grows because the crop requires a great deal of water. Desena says if changes aren’t made, Nevada County’s ordinance 2349 will become the most liberal in the region.
Nevada County Supervisors Board Chair Ed Scofield directed the people from SAM of Nevada County to discuss changes to the ordinance with Sheriff Keith Royal, as his office is responsible for creating and enforcing the ordinance.