Cannabis Conversation

BackgroundCannabis Conversation

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, Proposition 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 described in Title 2: General Code - Chapter IV: General Regulations - Article 5: Marijuana Cultivation of the County Code, or in PDF (PDF).

Community Process

The cannabis regulation Community Advisory Group (CAG) was formed by the Board of Supervisors to advise the Board on the development of a permanent cannabis ordinance for Nevada County. The inclusive process took the input of all community stakeholders through public comments submitted to the CAG via email and during the meetings. 

Nevada County contracted with MIG to be the consultant and facilitator for the process. MIG worked to create a fair and equitable process while the CAG worked to draft recommendations for a new cannabis ordinance.

All of the CAG meetings were filmed and are available to watch on our website on our Community Meetings webpage.