Nevada County OK’s revised pot guidelines |

Nevada County OK’s revised pot guidelines

The Nevada County Medical Marijuana Inter-Agency Protocol has been approved, changing the guidelines local medical marijuana users have followed for seven years.

The allowable number of marijuana plants used for medical purposes was recently reduced from 10 to six in a set of guidelines approved by the Nevada County Office of the District Attorney and local law enforcement.

The guidelines are not statutes, ordinances or regulations, the protocol reads.

With the old limits, people were growing 10 plants whether they needed them or not, District Attorney Cliff Newell said. Now, the county is more in line with the state’s recommendation of six plants.

“People just automatically defaulted to the 10-plant limit,” he said. The result was an excess amount of the herb that was then sold for criminal profit.

The state also allows people with recommendations to keep 8 ounces of processed pot, while Nevada County allows 2 pounds, something that didn’t change.

To download the protocol, visit the district attorney’s page on drugs at: http://www.mynevada

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