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Supervisors extend anti-hemp production prohibitions


Last updated 4/9/2018 at 9:15pm

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved a 10-month extension of a temporary ordinance prohibiting the industrial cultivation of hemp in unincorporated communities for public safety reasons.

One month ago, the supervisors approved the prohibition as an urgency item. The urgency provision was set to expire shortly, when the board will not be in session, so the 5-0 vote implementing the extension was necessary to prevent the interim ordinance from timing out, which the Office of County Counsel and the Office of the Agricultural Commissioner advised against.

The board...

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