The M Files

Survey: Medical marijuana could reduce opioid use in older adults

May 1, 2018 - A questionnaire of older men and women suffering from chronic pain who were given medical marijuana found that the drug...

Measure W not on upcoming BOS agenda

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 2, 2016 - The upcoming Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 8 will be a morning-only session with...

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...

Nevada County BOS to receive final report and dissolve Cannabis Community Advisory Group

NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 4, 2018 - At their January 9th meeting the Board of Supervisors will dedicate the afternoon session to taking another...

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...

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...

Impartial analysis of Measure W is good to go

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 17, 2016 - A very short hearing on the amended  Order to Show Cause (OSC) against the revised impartial analysis...

Marijuana Cultivation Measure will not reverse outdoor growing ban, even if voters reject it

Update: Thanks to BOS Chair Dan Miller for his response to our request for comment: "We are setting up a meeting with county counsel...

Writ on Measure W – Ruling issued: Impartial analysis is flawed

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 8, 2016 - The writ challenging Measure W, the marijuana cultivation prohibition ballot measure, has been partially granted. After a short...

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze

October 28, 2016 - Congress continues to resist decriminalizing marijuana even as a popular crusade to legalize its use state by state may soon...

Nevada County Draft Cannabis Cultivation ordinance released

Nevada City, Calif. April 26, 2018 - The agenda for a special Board of Supervisors meeting on May 1st has been released. Only one...

Amended writ against Measure W filed

NEVADA CITY, Calif. March 14, 2016 - An amendment to the writ filed by attorney Heather Burke on behalf of  Forrest Hurd, dealing with...

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...

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...

United States Is Turning the Corner on Marijuana

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 10, 2016 –  Voters in three states approved ballot measures on November 8, 2016, to legalize the use and possession of...

Interim marijuana cultivation ordinance adopted by the Nevada County BOS

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 26, 2016 - It took over five hours, but in the end the Nevada County Board of Supervisors passed an...

Proposed after-W ordinance text released

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...

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

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 14, 2016 - The Nevada County Elections Office has released an unofficial election result update. The results will remain unofficial...

Final election results for Nevada County

NEVADA CITY, Calif. July 5, 2016 - The Nevada County Elections Office has completed the official canvass and published the final election results for...

Post W planning meeting a good first step

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 15, 2016 - The first meeting between county officials and representatives of the various marijuana groups took place today. With the...