Post W planning meeting a good first step

By: YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 15, 2016 – The first meeting between county officials and representatives of the various marijuana groups took place today. With the defeat of Measure W, the outdoor growing ban on all marijuana plants, the next step is to repeal the ban and replace it with a simple set of rules. How this will be accomplished …

Preplanning meeting on repealing Measure W set – media will be present

By: YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 14, 2016 – The Nevada County Board of Supervisors has modified the parameters for a meeting to discuss the mechanics of removing the outdoor cultivation ban on marijuana after the failure of Measure W. A pre-process planning meeting will be held on Wednesday at the Rood Center. A small group of stakeholders has been …

Updated election results show no change in Nevada County contests’ outcome

By: YubaNet NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 14, 2016 – The Nevada County Elections Office has released an unofficial election result update. The results will remain unofficial until the election is certified, which will occur by July 7, 2016. There is no change apparent in the outcome of the contested races. The No votes on both Measure W and Measure Y have …

Measure W’s aftermath: It’s still about process

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 13, 2016 – The controversy about Measure W – Nevada County’s ballot measure designed to tweak the existing urgency ordinance and the outdoor growing ban on all marijuana – was not just about the ban, it was about the process. Now, we might be in for more of the same. Chair Miller has declined to let …

An estimated 17,000 ballots remain to be counted in Nevada County

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 9, 2016 – The latest update from the Nevada County Elections Office estimates 17,000 ballots remain to be counted: Uncounted Vote-by-Mail Ballots: About 15,000 Uncounted Provisional Ballots: 1,732 Uncounted Ballots from Polls: 372 Vote-by-Mail ballots postmarked before 8:00 pm on June 7th will be accepted and counted if they arrive by Friday. The official canvass period …

W To Fail, Bye Bye Y – Measures don’t fare well with Nevada County voters

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. June 8, 2016 – Nevada County voters appear to have dealt defeats to county-wide Measure W and to Nevada City’s Measure Y. With 27,852 votes counted on election night, the county’s controversial outdoor growing ban on cannabis has been shown the door. 15,845 voters said No on W and 11,585 were in the Yes column. Measure Y, …

Live: Nevada County June Election Results

By: YubaNet Welcome to our real-time election coverage for the June 2016 Presidential Primary. Starting at 5:00 pm, we will bring you live updates from primary elections around the country and as soon as polls close in California – at 8:00 pm – we’ll be live from the Nevada County Elections Office. You can follow the results here as they become …

Cannabis Excise Tax Approved by State Assembly

June 3, 2016 – Assemblyman Jim Wood’s proposed excise tax AB 2243 won a major victory last night passing the Assembly with 60 votes. Any new tax in California requires the support of 2/3 of each house (54 votes in the Assembly) necessitating support from both Democrats and Republicans. Assemblyman Wood said, “I have worked from day one to ensure …

International law allows for the legalization of cannabis

By: Radboud University May 31, 2016 – The regulated cultivation and trade of cannabis for recreational use is permissible on the basis of states’ positive human rights obligations. This is the result of research by Legal scholars Piet Hein van Kempen and Masha Fedorova of Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Pleas for the regulated cultivation and trade of recreational …

Open letter from candidate Richard Harris alleges ‘whisper campaign’

By: YubaNet May 20, 2016 – Late this afternoon, “an open letter to Nevada County” alleged a whisper campaign against Nevada County District 2 candidate Richard Harris. According to Harris’ campaign, Sheriff Keith Royal showed a map of “200+ marijuana plants” to District 1 Supervisor Nate Beason and candidate Duane Strawser in early March – stating is represented the Harris …