Calaveras County Supes Vote Down A Refund For Cannabis Growers

Calaveras County Supes Vote Down A Refund For Cannabis Growers

In a surprise move this week, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted down a refund for cannabis growers. The item required a four-fifths vote from the board to transfer $940,000 in cannabis grower registration fees leftover from the medical commercial cannabis program from a contingency funds account to an appropriation funds account. This would have authorized the county to refund growers who paid $5,000 and in some cases $10,000 (for those who paid for renewal) in registration fees. During public comment, many requested that the funds be returned since the program was ended several months ago. District 2 Supervisor Jack Garamendi made a motion to transfer the funds, but when the vote came to the board, District 4 Supervisor Dennis Mills and District 5 Supervisor Clyde Clapp voted against the motion. Mills requested an audit and full accounting of the program before he would support refunding growers. Clapp agreed. The item is expected to come before the board again in the future.

Written by KVGC Staff

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