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

A draft long-term cannabis cultivation ordinance has been prepared by staff and reviewed by the Board of Supervisors. 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. Nevada County Cannabis EIR Notice of Preparation

    In accordance with CEQA guidelines, the County of Nevada intends to prepare and EIR that addresses the potential physical environmental effects of the Nevada County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance Project. Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
View All