Interim marijuana cultivation ordinance adopted by the Nevada County BOS

By: YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 26, 2016 – It took over five hours, but in the end the Nevada County Board of Supervisors passed an amended version of the interim marijuana cultivation ordinance just after 7:00 pm. By a 4-1 vote, with Ed Scofield voting No, the BOS adopted new rules that allow for outdoor marijuana cultivation on some …

Live! Nevada County BOS meeting July 26, 2016

By: YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 26, 2016 – The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will consider the following: (Introduce/Waive further reading/Adopt) An Urgency Ordinance adding Subsections G-IV 5.2.W, G-IV 5.4.C.4, G-IV 5.4.E.4, G-IV 5.4.H.14, G-IV 5.4.L, G-IV 5.10.C, G-IV 5.10.D, G-IV 5.10.E, G-IV 5.10.F, and G-IV 5.15.D to Article 5 of Chapter IV, and amending Subsections G-IV 5.2.V, G-IV …

Post W – facts and figures

By YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 22, 2016 – Before Tuesday’s highly anticipated Board of Supervisors meeting and the possible repealing of the current version of the urgency ordinance, here’s a look back at the milestones of Measure W. January 12, 2016 – The Nevada County BOS passes a complete ban on outdoor cultivation of marijuana in Nevada County by a …

Proposed after-W ordinance text released

By YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 21, 2016 – The proposed ordinance to replace the current outdoor marijuana growing ban in Nevada County has been released. After the defeat of Measure W in the June election, the Board of Supervisors met three times with stakeholders to exchange proposals to regulate cannabis cultivation. The last meeting was tense at times and ended with …

Curbing the marijuana industry’s voracious energy appetite

Gina Warren, University of Houston July 19, 2016 – As voters go to the polls this November, at least four states will consider ballot questions on marijuana legalization. Pending proposals in Nevada, Maine and California would authorize recreational marijuana use, while Floridians will vote on whether to allow medical marijuana use. Legalization of marijuana in the United States has spread …

Interim ordinance proposal disappointing to patients and growers advocates

By: YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 12, 2016 – The last meeting between county officials and stakeholders ended on a disappointing note for patient and growers’ representatives. Nevada County’s proposal for an interim urgency ordinance dealing with marijuana cultivation appears to incorporate all the concessions made by the stakeholders but little to no “give” on medicinal cultivation. County staff will …

Final election results for Nevada County

By: YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 5, 2016 – The Nevada County Elections Office has completed the official canvass and published the final election results for the June Primary Election. A total of 45,167 out of 66,178 eligible voters cast their ballots, bringing voter turnout to 68.25%. Measure W’s clear outcome The No on Measure W, the county’s proposed ban …

Nevada County’s proposed interim outdoor growing ordinance begins to take shape

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 27, 2016 – Stakeholders and county officials met for the second time to discuss an interim ordinance replacing the current outdoor growing ban on marijuana. Measure W, the county’s attempt to have the ban ratified by voters, failed – supervisors now are working with patient advocates and growers to craft a simple temporary ordinance to be …

Grand Jury report: Environmental Impact of Marijuana Cultivation in Nevada County

By: Nevada County Civil Grand Jury June 16, 2016 – Marijuana, also known as cannabis and by numerous other names, is a preparation of the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine. Marijuana is used in a variety of methods, including, smoking, ingestion and topical application. The Nevada County Civil Grand Jury recognizes the current discussion …