The Calaveras Cannabis Ban Is Set To Take Effect

The Calaveras Cannabis Ban Is Set To Take Effect

 

The Calaveras Cannabis Ban is set to take effect in two weeks, and county officials are moving forward with the efforts. On Friday, March 9th, all cannabis farming within Calaveras County will be limited to the six plants allowed for personal use under California Law. The urgency ordinance that permitted commercial cultivation over the past two years ended on February 14th and all commercial cultivation must stop by June 18th. Once the new ordinance takes effect, growers have 90 days to comply. Afterward, all farming for person reasons will have to be registered with the county. All sites where farming has occurred will have to be remediated by early 2020. All “non-permitted” grading and construction will have to be restored. Trash will need to be removed, and erosion prevention measures must be installed. Meanwhile as we reported earlier, the growers are not going down without a fight. Three groups have initiated litigation against the county, submitting documents in hopes of reversing the ban. Allegations range from inadequacy of an environmental impact report, to Brown Act violations and California Public Records request infractions. Three recall campaigns have also been initiated against Supervisors who cast votes either for or against the ban. Only one recall petition, against District 2 Supervisor Jack Garamendi, has been approved by the Calaveras County Elections Office. Proponents have until April 19 to turn in signatures. Petitions for the recall campaigns filed against District 1 Supervisor Gary Tofanelli and District 4 Supervisor Dennis Mills have not been cleared to begin signature gathering efforts. 

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