The M Files

Full text of the urgency ordinance adopted on July 26

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 29, 2016 – Below is the full text, as amended, of Ordinance 2416 – the new urgency ordinance adopted by...

Separating Myth From Fact: Drug Policy Alliance Releases New Marijuana Facts Booklet

July 28, 2016 - Today, the Drug Policy Alliance released Marijuana Facts, intended for non-expert audiences seeking answers to some of the most common...

Full text of the Nevada County ballot measure

Feb 4, 2016 - Voters were supposed to vote Yay or Nay on the following question: Shall an ordinance amending Sections G-IV 5.4(C) and G-IV...

Op-ed | Jonathan Collier: Let’s Get Down to Business

March 25, 2018 - Imagine if Nevada County announced that over the next three years it would be creating 600-1,000 new businesses, employing thousands...

Field Poll: Two-to-one voter support for Marijuana Legalization (Prop. 64) and Gun Control (Prop....

September 23, 2016 - California voters are lining up in favor of two closely watched statewide ballot propositions that would legalize the recreational use...

First commercial insurer to file cannabis business insurance is approved by insurance commissioner

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Nov. 2, 2017- Cannabis businesses licensed by the State of California may now purchase commercial insurance coverage from an admitted commercial insurance...

Mia Gleason: Grower’s Representatives Show Patience, Cooperation

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 26, 2016 - The negotiators for the cannabis farmers have demonstrated an incredible amount of patience and cooperation. I’m sure that...

AG Becerra Urges Congress to Incorporate $6.7 Billion Cannabis Industry into Banking System

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16, 2018 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a bipartisan group of 18 state attorneys general in urging Congress to advance legislation that will enable the cannabis industry...

Analysis: Getting in the weeds of Nevada County’s Outdoor Growing Ban

Nevada City, Calif. February 5, 2016 - Next Tuesday, February 9th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will consider replacing the question on the...

Commentary: Is CEQA sine qua non for changes to cannabis cultivation ordinance in Nevada...

NEVADA CITY, Calif. April 30, 2018 - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will hold another special meeting tomorrow, May 1st, to discuss...

Jonathan Collier: No on 64 from a cannabis advocate’s perspective

October 12, 2016 - As Chair of the Nevada County Chapter of the California Growers Association, I must be very clear that as an...

CDFA releases final Environmental Impact Report for CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program

SACRAMENTO, November 13, 2017 – The final program environmental impact report (EIR) for the CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Program has been certified and is available...

Ray Oliver: Interim Ordinance Continues to Ban Outdoor Cultivation

July 25, 2016 - The Board of Supervisors’ is not honoring the will of the voters who voted to repeal the ban on outdoor...

Re-criminalizing cannabis is worse than 1930s ‘reefer madness’

A still from the 1936 propaganda film ‘Reefer Madness.’ Wikimedia Commons Miriam Boeri, Bentley University This article has been updated to clarify that ‘Reefer Madness’ is a...

Editorial: This is about process, not pot

NEVADA CITY, Calif. February 7, 2016 - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors will clarify their intent on the proposed ballot measure prohibiting outdoor...

Nevada County Cannabis Ordinance Meeting and Environmental Review Process

April 13, 2018 - The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 1st to review and discuss a draft ordinance,...

New Gallup Poll Finds Support for Making Marijuana Legal in U.S. Has Reached Record...

WASHINGTON Oct. 19, 2016 - A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record...

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Launches Cannabizfile Online Cannabis Business Portal

SACRAMENTO December 11, 2017 - Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced today the launch of cannabizfile, a new online portal with useful information about cannabis-related business...

Loraine Webb: Reasonable regulation and permits for cannabis needed

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 25, 2016 - Dear neighbors, I have lived in beloved Nevada County since 1980, a mere grain in the sands of...

California Growers Association Files Lawsuit to Close Loophole in Cultivation Regulations

Sacramento January 23, 2018 - Today the California Growers Association, a California Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation and the largest cannabis trade association in the...