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Supervisors Approve Urgency Cannabis Ordinance

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved an urgency cannabis ordinance that would allow legal commercial grows this season, but growers still aren’t happy. The board approved the ordinance yesterday that will allow medical cannabis growers to get into the commercial market. Local permits will be issued beginning next month, but even with the board making some concessions, and showing willingness to work with the cannabis community, growers say the ordinance is still too restrictive…

Listen to Diana Gamzon

Nevada County Cannabis Alliance Executive Director Diana Gamzon says in addition to the permit process being a little too late, grow sizes are also too small. No commercial grows would be allowed on any property zoned residential–even larger parcels. One cannabis activist, Patricia Smith, even went as far as to say that the county sabatoged the ordinance on purpose…

Listen to Patricia Smith

Board Chair Ed Scofield admonished Smith…

Listen to Ed Scofield

The urgency ordinance goes into effect immediately, and appointments for permits are scheduled to begin June 6.


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