Cannabis Demand Continues To Grow… Insufficient Supply Soon?

Tuesday evening November 11, 2020 Grass Valley became the latest city to approve an ordinance that will allow cannabis related businesses in both light industrial and heavy commercial areas. After a second reading in front of the council the ordinance will take effect in 30 days. The ordinance as written will allow up to ten manufacturers, two testing labs, five distribution businesses and two nurseries inside city limits. This is potentially very good news for local residents and local businesses who desire a chance to become involved in this growing industry.

According to Grass Valley Mayor Lisa Swarthout “This is something I have been passionate about, seeing the city put some zoning regulation and authority into allowing cannabis businesses.” The Mayor went on to say “I think the place we’ve gotten to isn’t perfect but I’ve always looked at this ordinance as being a compromise.” With the proposed zoning restrictions cannabis businesses would be permitted in two main areas on Idaho Maryland Road and McKnight way. Several public commentators want the council to ease zoning restrictions and reduce setbacks that prohibit businesses within 500 feet of residential use and 600 feet of schools.

Grass Valley like many other cities while wanting to start small are at least starting. Grass Valley voted to amend the initial ordinance to allow processing licenses and permits for businesses over 400o square feet and City Attorney Michael Colantuono says the size restriction originated from an effort to support a niche for local small business development. Now that the demand for cannabis products has been affirmed the next question is where they will get their initial products and who will grow locally and support the community. Cannabis Grow Builders can help!

Cannabis Grow Builders has been involved in the emerging legal Cannabis Industry as a builder and developer of grow facilities since 2016. Daniel Stevenson and his team work with Cannabis Entrepreneurs and Solopreneurs to maximize the potential in their business while remaining on the cutting edge of constantly changing governmental regulations. Please reach out to us at 916-933-7333, via e-mail at

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