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).

Cannabis Ordinance Process

The new cannabis ordinance is being drafted by staff and reviewed by the Board of Supervisors at scheduled Board meetings. To find County cannabis-related events and event documents, from future Board of Supervisor meetings to past Cannabis Regulation Community Advisory Group (CAG) meetings, visit the Cannabis Conversation Event Documents web page. Residents may also subscribe to Board of Supervisors Agenda alerts or to Cannabis Conversation NewsFlash alerts to receive information.

  1. Board of Supervisors Unanimously Place Commercial Cannabis Business Measure on November Ballot

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, July 10th, unanimously placed a local Commercial Cannabis Business Measure for voter consideration on the November 6 ballot to generate up to $3 million annually for essential county services. Read on...
  2. BOS Approves Contract for EIR with Kimley-Horn

    On May 1, 2018, County staff presented a draft cannabis ordinance to the Board of Supervisors for review and direction. After public testimony and directing staff to make revisions to the document the Board Read on...
  3. County Residents Interested in Local Cannabis Cultivation and Business Measure

    A recently commissioned independent survey shows Nevada County residents are interested in providing local funding for essential County services, including public safety and environmental regulation enforcement. Read on...
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