Calaveras supervisors hash out details of potential new cannabis cultivation law

Fencing, security cameras, generator requirements, fingerprints, background checks, setbacks and lighting at legal commercial cannabis farms were among the topics five elected Calaveras County supervisors wrestled with Tuesday.

Elected leaders and staff spent most of Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon hashing out details of how to regulate cannabis cultivation, trying to craft a new law that could replace the current countywide ban on commercial cannabis activities.

A great deal of their focus was on what didn’t work for a year-and-a-half, from May 2016 to February 2018, when commercial cannabis farms were temporarily legalized under an urgency ordinance that helped spark a “green rush” for cultivable land and changed the character of many post-Butte Fire Calaveras County

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