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).
County Counsel plans to bring a draft cannabis ordinance to the Board for review in early May 2018. Afterwards, a environmental impact report will be completed before a cannabis ordinance can be officially implemented. Read More
The Board of Supervisors adopted a 2018 Board Objective to "Continue to develop long term County cannabis regulations and explore a cannabis revenue measure for the November Ballot." Find out more cannabis taxation process in Nevada County. Read More