What is CEQA and Why You Should Care?

You have probably heard the rumors or have received the Alliance emails. Maybe you even heard it at the last Board of Supervisors meeting or read the County’s Friday memos regularly: CEQA, CEQA, CEQA… CEQA, or the California Environmental Quality Act, is a statute that requires state and local agencies to identify the significant environmental… Continue reading What is CEQA and Why You Should Care?

A Few Things that Make your Membership Special

You’ve seen us at the Board of Supervisor Meetings, fundraisers, parades and every important and unimportant meeting in the community. Maybe you’ve seen the “I ♥ my farmer” t-shirts and wondered what they’re all about. Maybe you have several of them on your top drawer ready to be worn to any community event — good job… Continue reading A Few Things that Make your Membership Special

March 6 BOS Meeting Recap

We have successfully flipped the script. Congratulations to all of the farmers for keeping it professional, respectful and solution-based during commentary at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting — a public input session for the upcoming cannabis cultivation ordinance. “It makes my job so much easier when you tell me what you want and what you… Continue reading March 6 BOS Meeting Recap


Creating a cannabis cultivation ordinance in Nevada County is underway and there are still some critical stages where your participation is a MUST. Tuesday, March 6 is an important meeting. The BOS will be giving additional direction to staff on the ordinance and there will be an extended public comment period. Below are all the facts… Continue reading MARCH 6 BOS MEETING

Compliance Checklist for Cannabis License Applicants

Here are a few resources you can begin exploring as you prepare to embark on the journey towards permitting and licensing. Please always consult with an expert or your peers before moving forward with a local or state application. Establish a formal business entity (typically, a Mutual Benefit Corporation) with the Secretary of State http://www.sos.ca.gov/… Continue reading Compliance Checklist for Cannabis License Applicants

What’s Happening in Nevada County?!? Here is the RECAP

The writing of an ordinance was finally set in motion this week, when the Nevada County Board of Supervisors gave county staff general direction on zoning, setbacks and license types at a meeting Tuesday Feb 13. It’s the moment many farmers have been anxiously waiting for. However, much work still needs to be done and… Continue reading What’s Happening in Nevada County?!? Here is the RECAP

Corporate Law and Cannabis? What Do You Know About It?

Are you wondering what kind of business entity you need to form to transition your cannabis business into the legal market? What about creating partnerships, operating agreements and contracts in general? Do you stay up at night wondering how to transition those old handshake agreements into the new legal market? You may not be the… Continue reading Corporate Law and Cannabis? What Do You Know About It?

Letter Writing Campaign

Dear Alliance Member, Many of you have expressed interest in moving forward with transitioning into a regulated market. As you know, without local authorization, that will be close to impossible. So the passing of an ordinance in Nevada County that allows us to operate in compliance during the upcoming planting season our most important task… Continue reading Letter Writing Campaign

Setbacks Mini Survey

Recently we put out a 24-hour survey to find out what kind of setbacks would work for most farmers in Nevada County. The setbacks conversation is a heated one as we move forward with drafting cultivation regulations. On one hand we have some county residents complaining that even the very restrictive setbacks we have in… Continue reading Setbacks Mini Survey