The No on W Committee – Our Final Thoughts

By: The No on W Committee June 6, 2016 – As the election cycle comes to an end, the No on W Committee would like to clear up some inaccuracies and make a final plea for solutions that work to address the problems with cannabis cultivation in our county. During this campaign, supporters of Measure W, including sitting Board members, …

Heather Burke: So to the future, place your strong hopes there. Then get back to work.

“I was not designed to be forced.  I will breathe after my own fashion.  Let us see who is the strongest.”  -Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience June 6, 2016 – We are living though one of the most widespread acts of civil disobedience in modern history, as the cultivation of cannabis is sweeping through California and beyond …

California Growers Association: Solution Statement

By: Jonathan Collier, Nevada County Chair – California Growers Association June 6, 2016 – It’s already clear the Measure W “solution” isn’t working. The “Emergency Ordinance” has been in effect since January, yet the front page continues to illustrate the sheriff’s inability to eradicate growing-related challenges. He has proven our point. Prohibition is a failed policy. Measure W will not …

Heather Burke: The Royal Kingdom

Why the National Marijuana Scene Should Be Paying Close Attention to What’s Happening in Nevada County, California By: Heather L. Burke, Attorney at Law NEVADA CITY, Calif. May 12, 2016 – Nevada County, California, boasts some of the state’s most beautiful landscape, spanning the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills above Sacramento up to North Lake Tahoe. The County’s geographic location makes …

Jonathan Collier: The Truth About Commercial Cannabis

By: Jonathan Collier, Nevada County Chair – California Growers Association May 10, 2016 – It’s no secret that cannabis is being grown for cash in Nevada County, but what does that mean? This subject has created a lot of confusion that needs to be cleared up. Education is one of the main focuses of the California Growers Association. Through transparency …

CABPRO on Measure W – Vote No

By: California Association of Business, Property and Resource Owners (CABPRO) May 6, 2016 – Measure W is not about cannabis – it’s about property rights. If our supervisors think they can take away the rights of legal cannabis farmers, what else do they think they can take from people? Why are taxpayer dollars being used to try to override zoning …

Patricia Smith: Saving One of Our Own

May 3, 2016 – A well-attended forum, “Walk a Mile in Their Shoes,” was recently held to raise awareness about using CBD’s to treat a laundry list of conditions, including intractable childhood epilepsy. (CBD is short for cannabidiol, a component found in certain cannabis strains.) Despite personal invitations from Forrest Hurd, not one of the sitting members of the Board …

Marianne Boyer: Please consider a better option than Measure W. Bans do not work.

By: Marianne Boyer, Director of Operations at Highland Springs Wellness Center, Grass Valley April 28, 2016 – Dear Nevada County Supervisors. I write to you today as an individual who has worked daily for over a decade with patients seeking alternatives to many health issues – from chronic pain, epilepsy, depression/PTSD, migraines, muscle spasms, cancer and other serious maladies. I …