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Supervisors Approve Marijuana Group; Add Two More

It will be a 16-member Community Advisory Group that will draft Nevada County’s medical marijuana cultivation ordinance instead of 14 as originally announced. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the group with the addition of two names. Don Bessee, who is outspoken against marijuana in the county was added, along with Richard Johansen with the Nevada County Farm Bureau, who would represent agricultural interests. One person on the committee that has not been associated with medical marijuana in the past is Michael Mastrodonato. He is president of the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce…

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When the list of names was made public last week, Mastrodonato says he found out through the media before he was notified by the county…

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The group will meet eight times, with six of those meetings open to the public Ultimately, the committee will draft a marijuana cultivation ordinance. Mastrodonato says he hopes the final ordinance will not completely please anyone…

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The first meeting will be May 23.



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