The report goes on to say…

The board also voted 4-to-1 to place the issue on the June 7 ballot, giving county voters the option to uphold or discard that ordinance.

Supervisor Richard Anderson, who represents eastern Nevada County, opposed both votes.

The vote on Sheriff Keith Royal’s recommended ordinance, which allows only civil penalties such as fines, came after some five hours of public comment. The sheriff and several others detailed reasons to ban outdoor cultivation — the pungent smell marijuana brings, as well as butane honey oil labs, water theft and wildlife concerns.

Opponents of the measure pointed to the economic benefit medical marijuana brings to the county, noting they want to work within the law.

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