Ken Teichmann: An open letter to Nevada County Supervisors |

Ken Teichmann: An open letter to Nevada County Supervisors

I know you have concerns about quality of life in Nevada County. So do I. I am asking that Nevada County voters be respected regarding regulating cannabis cultivation.

AB 21 has passed the Senate 35 to 3. There’s no longer an urgency in this urgency cannabis cultivation ordinance. Please consider retracting this radically flawed ordinance, including presenting it to voters.

Sheriff Royal stated he did not have the manpower to do his job under the last ordinance. Upholding this ban will more than triple his workload. The real growing problem of meth and heroin will be ignored. Overall the 2012 ordinance didn’t work. Once again this new proposed ordinance is going after farmers. The criminals will rejoice, while increasing their black market share.

If this ordinance is voted down, we restart from a divided community and have wasted taxpayers’ funds. If the ordinance is voted in, the black market ramps up to full force.

Now is the time to create a stakeholder advisory council to work out ways to responsibly regulate cannabis cultivation. We do not need to rush to a vote for a bad law.

Ken Teichmann

Grass Valley

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