US (CA): Supervisors set to approve ordinance regulating hemp farms

The Board of Supervisors is slated Tuesday to consider imposing a series of regulations on where and how hemp growers can operate within unincorporated areas of Riverside County.

The proposed Industrial Hemp Cultivation & Manufacturing Ordinance, No. 348.4931, will be the subject of a public hearing toward the end of the board’s regular meeting.

The measure would supersede all prior regulations and establish controls on plot arrangements, including setbacks from public rights-of-way and schools, tied to both indoor and outdoor hemp grows, which are legal countywide but require registration and licensing through the county Office of the Agricultural Commissioner.

A total of three hearings were conducted by the county Planning Commission prior to the proposed ordinance being submitted to the board, which in June 2019 ended all remaining prohibitions on hemp farming in unincorporated communities.


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