Jason Kolb: Nevada County missing opportunity | TheUnion.com

Jason Kolb: Nevada County missing opportunity

My family and I are all very appalled at the recent decision by the Board of Supervisors to fancy tradition over reason.

We should be discussing how Nevada County could benefit from the new cannabis permit system. We should be discussing the new jobs, the new startup opportunities, and the new revenues these permits could bring to the county. We should be pushing our community to be more than growers. We should be pushing the next Nevada Union grad to start an analytical lab to test cannabis, to build the next logistical cannabis app, to start an cannabis insurance firm, to start a security firm, or to start a transpiration company.

We should be discussing these new opportunities, instead we are discussing falsehoods with city and county leaders whom choose to neglect the realities of our county. Growers, cannabis consumers, and patients are the people behind you at market, they are the moms in your PTA meetings, they are your professors, they are your yoga teachers, they are your physicians, and they are your search and rescue volunteers.

What a bummer Nevada County!

Jason Kolb

Nevada City

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