Supervisors form cannabis cultivation ad hoc committee

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors Chairman Aaron Albaugh announced the commercial cannabis cultivation ad hoc committee members Tuesday, May 25.

Earlier this month, following a May 11 public meeting on commercial cannabis cultivation, the board provided direction to form an ad hoc committee to investigate all possible outcomes of either allowing some form of commercial cannabis cultivation or continuing with the status quo of not allowing commercial cultivation.

The two supervisors forming the ad hoc committee are Gary Bridges and Chris Gallagher. Those two will work with various department heads, including Agricultural Commissioner Craig Hemphill, Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon and Planning and Building Director Maury Anderson. The county staff will work with the two members from the public, Tom Neely and Nick Taix, and bring information forth to the ad hoc committee. The ad hoc committee will then report updates to the board of supervisors.

“For members of the public … (the applications) were very well received and well written. It was not an easy choice,” Albaugh said.