17 days to until … VOTING begins.

 


LET’S BEAT MEASURE B.

In 17 days, voters will begin deciding whether to allow commercial cannabis in Plumas County via Measure B. What we do right now—or fail to do—will have consequences for our county for generations to come. It’s GO TIME.

  • Our yard signs (above) are here. Will you put one in your yard? If so, please request it here. Or pick it up at our table at the Quincy Safeway this Friday (9/7) from 4 to 7 pm or Saturday (9/8) from 10 am to 2.
  • We’ll also have bumper stickers you can stick to your bumper OR tape to a window for easy removal. And we have brochures and posters.
  • We’re up to 952 Plumas residents against commercial cannabis and Measure B on our PlumasGrow.com supporter list. Know someone who will join us? Have them add their name here.
  • The cost of the first round of our materials has depleted our donations. We need more. Will you give 25, 50, 100 or more to help save Plumas from commercial cannabis and Measure B? Donate here.
All our hard work culminates in this final stretch run before the November election. Voters will start receiving their ballots Monday, October 8th.
Please help us finish strong and defeat Measure B. The bigger we win, the less likely we’ll be facing future commercial cannabis ballot initiatives.
Ready to roll? Let’s do this. Together, we can protect everything we love about Plumas County—for us and for our children.

Take a sneak peak at Measure B backers’ yard signs and see what their messaging really means.


Measure B arguments FOR and AGAINST are now public record. Read both here.

Dear supporters,
Thank you for standing with us against commercial cannabis in Plumas. We’re proud to stand with each and every one of you.
We’ve all chosen to say NO to commercial cannabis because we wish to preserve the beauty, safety and environmental health and welfare of Plumas County and its people.
We’re sending a message that together we can defeat any and all commercial cannabis ordinance ballot initiatives—in November and beyond.
We’re confident other Plumas residents will join us. 
Thanks again for your support.
Together, we can keep our county commercial cannabis-free and help protect it for generations to come.
Read our REVISED cannabis ordinance.
OUR MISSION:
To preserve the beauty, safety and environmental health and welfare of Plumas County and its people
Why we oppose commercial cannabis activity:

To safeguard our residents. California counties that allow commercial cannabis activity have more crime. Criminals pillage harvests and sell stolen product to a thriving black market. To protect crops, commercial growers hire private security and use guard dogs, high fences and alarms.

To protect our children. Respected medical studies show that children who use marijuana suffer reduced brain development. And up to 35% of adolescents who try it become addicted and are more likely to experiment with more dangerous drugs. We want our children to develop healthy friendships, do well in school, be good citizens and value the common good of their communities. Commercial cannabis is a threat to our dreams for our kids.

To keep our air clear. Let’s face it—pot stinks. Cannabis grows emit pungent, skunk-like odors that can overpower the sweet, piney mountain scents we love so much about Plumas County. If our supervisors allow commercial cultivation here, the local aroma will go from fresh to fetid, and tourists and visitors may decide pass through Plumas quickly rather than stay awhile.

To protect our environment. Water quality is degraded in counties that allow commercial cannabis grows. Many growers use concentrated fertilizers and poison wildlife. Marijuana plants use what is described as “enough water to make a tree cry.” Pot grows sap soils of nutrients faster and to a greater degree than traditional agriculture and growers who don’t rotate crops don’t give soils the chance to recover before planting new crops.

To preserve the nature of our county. Plumas is known for its outdoor opportunities. People visit and live here to enjoy hiking, fishing, cycling, camping and other activities that showcase our county’s quality. For decades, Plumas has been a safe and beautiful environment to live and rear families. Commercial cannabis activity would change the nature of our county forever.

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Goals

One

Get our Plumas County Supervisors to continue processing the non-ballot ordinances.

Two

Persuade Plumas County voters to say NO in November to the commercial cannabis ordinance.

Three

Facilitate Plumas County supervisors' adoption of an ordinance that bans commercial cannabis activity.

 

10

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2018

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  • Place Plumas County Courthouse, 3rd floor
  • Time 10 am

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Carl Chavez
Jacqui Harris
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Ilene Bean
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Emma Baumbach
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J.L. Zeits
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Lisa Driscoll
John Breaux
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Barbara Biddle
Jeff Lewis
Jeff Turner
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Dave Wood
Laurie Sturley
Carolyn Kenney
Charles Jame
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Margie Clarkson
Allena Sanders
Darleen Stivers
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Tim Driscoll
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Mark Smith
JoAnne Grasso
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Bill Stanton
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Karen Lankford
Candace L. Miller
Brian Gage
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Tracy Ball
Joan Davis
Leann Steffanic
Roxanne Hartwig
John DeSelle
Jeff Glover
Joseph Schad, DO
Lenora Herndon
Vern Behrens
Matthew Waterston
George Tarleton
Erika M. Hansen
Garrett Hagwood
Donna McElroy
Gary France
Dana Eliason
Larry Trotter
Tina Robinette
Jose Ruiz
Jay Skow
Faye Jacobson
Ken Joseph
Sheri Charlston
Kathryn Moss
Debra Martin
Kim Wilmer
Barbara Blust
John “Jack” Bridge
Janice Herbert
Gayle Tantau
Robert Shipp
Linda Breedlove
Sharon Herbert
Tim De Martile
Joyce Scroggs
Lori Beatley
Adolph D. Lambach
Sara Koskinen
Bruce Mulligan
Doris Goss
Sandra Braswell
Linda Kolb
Supervisor Michael Sanchez
Diane Kleine
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Gary S. Pini
Walt Charlton
Christine Meyers
Janice Holland
Karen Lea Gardner
Adeline Mocteczuma
Barbara Provoast
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Harry Smith
Tiffany Gilbert
Kevin Avser
Richard Hofherr
Jane Goolsby
Tania Hutchins
Charles Heyden
Rich Moore
Henry Moreno
Harlon Sevier, Jr.
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Anna Baker
Peter Hochrein
Fay Almond
Janae LaGroue
Erik Ballard
Cathy Rideout
JP Harrison
Jeff Greenwood
Alan DeWolf
Barbara Karau
Robin Wight

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Merle Salvador
Randy Campbell
Brenda Grandall
Dick Schwendinger
Kathy Felker
Tom Greenwood
Kelly Dellera
Cody McCullum
Piers Strailey
John Sheehan
Dan Peagan
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Katie Greenwood
Jim Roberti
David Heaslett
Patti Thompson
Jane Roberti
John Sciborski
Terri Skutt
Carson L. Wingfield
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Karen Thomas
Sharon Thon
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John Cunningham
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Scott Thompson
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Howard D. Thomas
Melinda Van Treese
Rebecca L. Bristol
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Mark Bennett
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June Rogers
William S. Beres
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Jon Goolsby
Janet Barnes
William Shelton
Sherry Pitts
Erica Perdue
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Mark Satterfield, MD
Paul Swanson, MD
Candice Coursey, NP
Laura Lazenby, NP
Nan Caylor, PA
Joyce Clare
Dan Hanna
Deron Amos
Tracy Kepple
Edward A Olson
Trina Cunningham
Eric Wilkerson
Liz Holston
Kendrah Fredricksen, Rev.
Ken Rideout
Debbi LePage
Phyllis Phillips
Doreen Campbell
Richard Kenney
Greg Von Tour
Linda DeWolf
Curtis Clarkson

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Warren Grandall
Pat Schwendinger
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Bill Martin
Sharon Covington
Craig Mulder
Bryan Williams
Mary Elizabeth
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Matthew Kitchens
Ricky Ross
Cheryl Reinitz
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Candy Ross
Rick Roberti
Elizabeth Kuipers
Rallin O Klundby
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Paula C. Tiner
Mark Vukich
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Kenny Chance
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Jim Richardson
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Arthur Prince
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Frank Strecker
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Joseph Mocteczuma
Leon Smethers
Sandy Fitzpatrick
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John Giller
Chad Hermann
Jessica Westman
Katherine Smith
Roseanne ReBell
Gary Parque
Don Camp
Lynn Cawley
Adriana Uken, LCSW
Kathy Price
Bill Wickman
Valerie Flanigan
Tom Hayes
Kyle Kroll
Alison Pence
Kristy Pierson
Bill Coates
Diane Skow
Ernest R. Eaton Jr
Lacey Newlove
Heather Way
Joe Way
Brenda McRae
Thomas Tisch
Susan LaGroue
Karen Baker
Lee Ballard
Byrd Harrison
Angie Wilcox
Bob Edwards
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Bonita L. Smith
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Paul Bernard
Nancy Adrian
Leif Nielsen
David Covington
Jeanette Brauner
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Kim Dotta
Dave White
Mary Greenwood
Leslie Greenwood
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Debbie Whiting
Samantha Roberti
Ken Barnard
Carol Kearns
Leah Kitchens
Helen Roberti
Verena Welser
Rory Bowring
Tamara MacInnes
Jess McCoshum
Jack Brumit
Nancy Degger
Gail Johnson
Fran Wilkins
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Kathy Rix
Peggy H. Bailey
Robert Pierson
Clint Williams
Charles Plopper
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Frank Kohler
Ron McGarr
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Ken Bailey
Dean Panfili
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Linda Margaretic
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Allan L Hansen
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Flinda France
Carly Kurpjuweit
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Mike Hoover
Duane Benedict
Bib Willis
Lance Wehrman
Ron Jacobson
Tom Hermes
Bob Cotter
Henry Martin
Pedro Benuto
James Meyers
Pat Bridge
Susan Mack
Anna Shea
Bretta Hall
Cherry Shipp
George Fraser
Veryl Herbert
Kimberley Pilkington
Jeremy Beatley
Debra Heiland
J. Larry Walker
Kenneth A. Nelson
Phillip Shafer
Bryce Ruschhaupt
Elsa Thomas
Michael Stentzel
John Kolb
Al Hansen
Christian Meyers
Chuck James
Pat Holland
Leah Peay
John Holland
Jack Miles
Barbara Henson
Jane E. Rau
Robert Canby
Jan Klement
Guy Senter
Paul Alkire
Kathe Roper
David Boynton
Mary Anderson
Andrea Ramelli
Mike Manit
David Schramel

 

CCG ordinance draft FAQs

01.

Does Prop. 64 give grow rights?

Yes. Prop. 64 gives adult California citizens the right to grow up to six plants per residence. But it also gives counties and municipalities the right to reasonably restrict growing and prohibit commercial cannabis activity. Prop. 64 also recognizes the rights of landlords to prohibit growing—or using—within their properties.

02.

Forces growers to break laws?

Forces? A commercial cannabis ban won't and can't force anyone to break the law. This is a false argument from those can either abide by or break the law, but have chosen to break it for years before Prop. 64 was passed. Question: If Plumas allows commercial cannabis, why would law-breaking growers suddenly become law-abiding growers?

03.

Can patients get their medicine?

Yes. Our REVISED cannabis ordinance draft allows delivery of medical marijuana. If patients can't grow their own plants, they can have it delivered to them. We revised our position because we realize many people who benefit from medical marijuana and can't or don't want to grow their own, should have convenient access to it.

04.

Will it ban a legal product?

California grants counties the right to ban commercial cultivation and restrict medical and recreation grows to the six-plant Prop. 64 limit. Plumas can also restrict grows to private inhabited residences. If Plumas bans commercial cannabis and restricts all grows to six plants, growing anything more will be illegal.

05.

Will the county lose money?

Because marijuana is federally illegal, banks cannot allow growers to deposit profits. This makes cannabis an all-cash business, which does not pay taxes. Does anyone truly believe that armed guards, watchdogs, drones and tall fences will encourage eco-tourism? Commercial cannabis cultivation, beyond High Sierra Music Festival goers, will not boost tourism in Plumas County, but may discourage it.

06.

Separate grow structures?

Growing indoors in residences presents significant safety issues. If residents wish to grow outdoors, we have revised our ordinance draft to allow them to do so without requiring separate structures.

07.

Are existing grows exempt?

Nowhere in California law is there an "early bird" clause sanctifying what could become non-compliant activity based on new county ordinances. "Early birds" who've sunk money into land acquisition and development costs for their grows run the risk of losing the value of that investment.

08.

What about land use rights?

Land use must conform with the General Plan's zoning procedures that protect property values and all others' quality of life. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) examine potential environmental harm.

09.

Will illegal grows boom?

Illegal cannabis grows have existed for years. Plumas banning or allowing commercial cannabis will not affect illegal growers significantly. Plumas growers openly threaten to keep growing more than six plants, if a ban is passed. In this respect, they're right—illegal grows will increase.

10.

Growers breaking laws?

Yes. With Plumas' moratorium in effect, growers are operating outside the law. Before the moratorium, they were operating within a "gray area" only because our county did not have an ordinance in place. The moratorium effectively bans all grows of more than six plants.

 

Michael Sanchez, District 1—o4sgonavy@yahoo.com
Kevin Goss, District 2—kevin.goss4district2@gmail.com
Sherrie Thrall, District 3—sherrie.thrall@almanorpost.com
Lori Simpson, District 4—lorisimpson.plumas@gmail.com
Jeff Engel, District 5—engel.dist.5@gmail.com

 

Help Us

  • Where

    Make your voice heard at Board of Supervisor meetings at the Quincy Courthouse, 3rd floor.

  • How

    Call, write or email Plumas' supervisors at 530.283.6170 or via the addresses below:

  • When

    NOW is the time to make a difference. Help us preserve Plumas for the next generation.

Michael Sanchez, District 1—o4sgonavy@yahoo.com
Kevin Goss, District 2—kevin.goss4district2@gmail.com
Sherrie Thrall, District 3—sherrie.thrall@almanorpost.com
Lori Simpson, District 4—lorisimpson.plumas@gmail.com
Jeff Engel, District 5—engel.dist.5@gmail.com

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