Calaveras County Moves to Reverse Pot Cultivation Ban

The Calaveras County pot saga continues.

The Board of Supervisors is now on track to reverse a complete ban on commercial marijuana cultivation established at the start of last year. Several months after an election that shifted the makeup of the Board, county staff has been directed to draft a new ordinance allowing for commercial cultivation. It is not yet clear what the ordinance will look like.

Commercial marijuana had been thriving in the area for two years before county supervisors voted to ban it in 2018. That move resulted in recall challenges and lawsuits. Additionally, the county recently agreed to issue nearly $1 million to cultivators who had paid fees and taxes to the county to establish their farms. 

Three out of five members of the Board have now voted to move forward with a new ordinance.

Read more about Calaveras County’s potential reversal here