Last September the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors agreed to use the latest medical marijuana cultivation ordinance draft from the political action group California Cannabis Voice-Humboldt (CCVH) as input as the Sups work through the process of crafting their own countywide ordinance governing outdoor cultivation of grows on parcels of larger than five acres. The complex task of drafting this county ordinance involves insuring that it will be in compliance with existing state and county requirements and is further complicated by a relatively short timeline. The timeline for having an ordinance in place is March 1, 2016 and results from a requirement that unless counties have adopted their own regulations by then they will need to adhere to state regulations.
To begin that process, the Humboldt Board of Supervisors directed the County Council Staff to create a draft ordinance that would be in compliance with state law. This draft has now been completed and is scheduled for review by the Planning Commission on Thursday, November 5 at 6 pm in the Board of Supervisors' Chamber, 825 Fifth Street, Eureka, California. After that review, the draft will be sent back to the Supervisors for review and adoption. Public input will be taken as the proposed ordinance goes through the process.
Use the link below to read and/or downloaded the recently released draft.
Click here for a pdf copy of the draft ordinance.