Loraine Webb: We need a fair and reasonably written ordinance

An open letter to our Nevada County Board of Supervisors Thank you for listening attentively to all of your constituents on the profound need for fairly regulated medical cannabis in Nevada County. We are asking that you move to rescind the complete prohibition on outdoor cultivation of medical cannabis (and expensive voter initiative), and replace them with our following balanced …

Don Bessee: Why should the Neighborhood suffer?

February 26, 2016 – Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is a National anti-legalization organization that takes a science based approach to mmj legislation. SAM was founded by Congressmen Patrick Kennedy the son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy and Dr. Kevin Sabet. Dr. Sabet our National President is the only person to have served in the White House Office of …

Nevada County Republican Party supports Measure W

By: Nevada County Republican Party GRASS VALLEY, Calif. February 15, 2016 – RESOLUTION 1-2016 SUPPORT FOR June 2016 Nevada County Marijuana Ballot Measure W WHEREAS, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, adopted Ordinance 2349 in April 2012 that limited the growth of marijuana and defined conditions under which it could be grown in Nevada County, and WHEREAS, Nevada County Voters, …

Heather Burke: What the County Isn’t Telling Us About Their Cannabis Initiative

NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 8, 2016 – Only once in the conversation about local cannabis cultivation have we heard the County suggest “an overturn of the ban could lead to the formation of a committee that would search for alternatives to an outright prohibition on outdoor grows.”  Not a word of this possibility was hinted at the Board of Supervisors …

Editorial: This is about process, not pot

YubaNet editorial NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 7, 2016 – The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will clarify their intent on the proposed ballot measure prohibiting outdoor marijuana growing this Tuesday.  Why is a “clarification” needed? Because the ballot measure,  in its current form, is meaningless. Vote Yes and further restrictions and changes are implemented, vote No and the current ordinance …

Pamela Biery | Dear Supervisors: Please Supervise

Op-Ed by Pamela Biery February 2, 2016 – Just at the moment California begins to learn from its neighbors and create a flexible platform for establishing responsible medical marijuana regulations, Nevada County jumps down a misguided path of ill-advised legal proceedings. Nevada County doesn’t need the marijuana ordinance put in place January 12, 2016. Nevada County doesn’t need a $72,000 …

Op-Ed: Pamela Biery | Dear BOS, consider a sunset clause on the marijuana ordinance?

January 22, 2016 – Thought you should know that Nevada County BOS meeting on 1/12/2016 was mentioned at a round table discussion on 1/19/2016 with policy architects and public attendees at the Crest Theatre in Sacramento as one of the least professional government proceedings in the State. This forum was co-hosted by Cal Heritage and California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA). …

The Mountain Messenger | The pols think we’re stupid. Obviously.

By: Nuke Brunswick, The Mountain Messenger NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 22, 2016 – County supervisors down here have joined company with some of the best con artists in the country; like those kids on the streets of New Orleans who come up to you and say, “I bet you a dollar I can tell you where you got them shoes!” …

Op-Ed: Hilary Hodge | Voting in fact does matter

By: Hilary Hodge January 17, 2016 – When asked if I was planning to attend the BOS meeting about banning outdoor marijuana grows I said, “Nope. I already know how each supervisor plans to vote.” I talk with the supervisors on a semi-regular basis because I run into them at various community meetings. Ed Scofield and Dan Miller have always …