Growing Green

A Letter from Maggie Philipsborn, Nevada County Cannabis Alliance
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A Letter from Maggie Philipsborn, Nevada County Cannabis Alliance

The Nevada County Cannabis Alliance would like to thank SYRCL for the important work of assembling the cannabis impact study which has provided valuable policy recommendations for the community to consider. An important theme that we continue to hear is the significant impact from egregious unpermitted farms. The majority of survey respondents would like to see greater enforcement on these sites and our organization agrees. These large unpermitted egregious farms have a significant environmental impact that may be dangerously affecting our Yuba and Bear River Watersheds. 

Pesticide Use in Cannabis Cultivation Threatens California Spotted Owls
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Pesticide Use in Cannabis Cultivation Threatens California Spotted Owls

Widespread cannabis cultivation can lead to numerous environmental impacts, including groundwater and surface water depletion, soil erosion, habitat loss and fragmentation, and pesticide pollution. In this article, we focus on a secondary impact of cannabis cultivation—the poisoning of endangered and threatened species.

Calling All Cannabis Farmers & Community Members: We Need Your Help
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Calling All Cannabis Farmers & Community Members: We Need Your Help

It has been almost two years since Nevada County legalized commercial cannabis cultivation, and important changes to where and how people cultivate cannabis have occurred. We are seeking feedback from both local residents to learn more about the ways in which grows are impacting you and your area and from cannabis cultivators regarding the licensing process so we can better understand what barriers exist to coming into compliance. Details

POSTPONED – Elizabeth Betancourt to Moderate Growing Green Panel
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POSTPONED – Elizabeth Betancourt to Moderate Growing Green Panel

On April 3rd, our “Growing Green for the Yuba: Building Healthy Soil for a Fruitful Harvest” panel will be moderated by Elizabeth Betancourt, Chief of the Cannabis Permitting and Compliance Unit at our local Central Valley Water Board, and candidate for CA Assembly District 1. Details