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Citizens' group preparing to repeal cannabis ordinance

June 7, 2021 — On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1, with John Haschak dissenting, to waive the first reading of a cannabis cultivation ordinance which, if it becomes law, will allow grows of up to ten percent on ag and rangeland parcels over ten acres. Ellen Drell is working with a citizens group called Save Our Water, Wildlife, and Way of Life to repeal the ordinance.

Most of the supervisors want to pass the ordinance before June 30, because after that, the county will be required to conduct an environmental impact review, which they fear would be costly and time-consuming. But Kate Marienchild, who wrote Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Plants and Animals Among California’s Oaks, thinks an EIR is the right thing to do.



Hear more from Marienchild and Drell here.


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