Lassen County Draft New Ordinance for Indoor Cannabis Cultivation


The Lassen county planning commission will write up a new draft of an ordinance for indoor cannabis cultivation for a second time after a similar law got shot down only a few weeks prior. Supervisor Gallagher initiated the idea to address the much-debated cannabis in the county question. The issue has been played back and forth within the chambers over the years, and this new ordinance could mean a final decision for the county, at least for the remainder of this board’s term. During the meeting, Erin Ryan, a Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s Office representative, presented to the board her “cautionary tale” of what could come from outdoor cultivation. She highlighted the devastation of Siskiyou county in Big Valley. Where land has been destroyed for decades to come, and residents have been pushed out by way of violence and threats. She cautioned the board to take heed and consult with the county neighbors on what went wrong and take steps before illegal grows exponentially. Supervisor Albaugh and Hemphill responded. Once a draft is complete, the board will vote to approve or deny indoor cannabis cultivation.