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Cannabis Conversation

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Cannabis Conversation
Published on: 3/22/2017 12:00 AM

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Nevada County's history with medical cannabis starts in 1996 with the passage of the Compassionate Use Act for medical cannabis.  Most recently, in the 2016 November election, Propsition 64 was passed in California allowing indoor grow for non-medical cannabis.  Use our medical and non-medical cannabis timeline for a quick history of local cannabis regulations to date. Find current regulations on our Cannabis Conversation: Ordinance page, described in Article 5: Marijuana Cultivation of the County code, or in PDF form.

Community Process

Since the failure of Measure W, the Board of Supervisors Cannabis Regulations Subcommittee has taken steps towards forming a Cannabis Regualtion Community Adivisory Group.  This group will advise the Board on the development of a permanent Cannabis Ordinance for Nevada County that will take into account the input of all community stakeholders.  Nevada County has contracted MIG as a consultant during this process. MIG will provide facilitation services for the Cannabis Regulation Community Advisory Group to ensure a fair and equitable process while advising and drafting a new Cannabis Ordinance.

MIG will:

  • Ensure that the Advisory Group is formed in an inclusive and participartory way
  • Faciltate the formation of the group
  • Facilitate and document the groups work
  • Serve as a liason between the:
    • Advisory Group
    • Board Subcommittee
    • County departments
    • Public

Apply for the Community Advisory Group

The application for the Cannabis Regulation Community Advisory Group is available from April 18 - May 2. Completed applications must be submitted by 5PM on May 2; late submissions or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Submit in person or by mail to the Nevada County Community Development Agency at 950 Maidu Avenue Suite 170, by fax at (530) 265-9851 or email to ComDevAgency@co.nevada.ca.us.

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Sean Powers
Agency Director
Community Development Agency

950 Maidu Avenue Suite 170
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1222
ComDevAgency@co.nevada.ca.us
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