Nevada County supervisors approve new cannabis grow rules

Supervisor Heidi Hall, right, hugs a woman after Tuesday’s vote of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. The 4-to-1 votes implemented new cannabis grow rules.
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Mark Schaefer broke two ribs and punctured a lung over the weekend, but that didn’t stop him on Tuesday from watching county supervisors approve a new cannabis cultivation ordinance.

“I don’t want to be dramatic,” said Schaefer, a former member of a citizen’s panel that created recommendations for the county’s new grow rules. “But I’m going to be.”

Schaefer, along with several others, pleaded with the Nevada County Board of Supervisors to pass the ordinance implementing new grow rules. It was the second time in as many weeks some of them spoke to supervisors during a public comment period.

They asked supervisors to pass the grow rules as an urgency

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