Welcome to the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance Survey Part I

Thank you for agreeing to take time out of the garden to fill out this important survey measuring what the Cannabis Industry looks like here in Nevada County. Today we will be gaining your thoughts and opinions, and turn them into data, so that we can more effectively advocate for regulations that make sense to all cultivators. Together we can build a better future for our industry, but we need your help: Get out of the sun and grab an iced tea.

This survey should only take 12 to 16 minutes to complete.

Be assured that your answers will be kept under the utmost confidentiality. We will not request personal information.
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Demographics

 
What is your gender?


 
What is your marital status?


 
What is your highest level of educational achievement?


 
Do you own land or are you a home owner in Nevada County?

     
 
Did you vote in the June and Nov 2016 elections?

     
 
Do you grow for personal consumption only or collective/commercial use or both?


 
Do you currently work in the cannabis industry?

     
 
How long have you worked in the cannabis industry?


 
Do you have a non-cannabis related job?

     
 
In what industry is your non-cannabis job?


 
Do you own a non-cannabis business?

     
 
In what industry is your non-cannabis business?


 
How many people does your non-cannabis business employ?

 
Which county do you live in?


 
How long have you lived in your current county of residence?


 
How long have you lived in Nevada County or the surrounding foothills region?


 
How many children do you have under 18?


 
Do you volunteer in the county you reside?

     
 
Which organization(s)?

 
Do you participate in local artistic, cultural, or outdoor/sporting events in the region at least monthly?


 
Do you donate to any charities or local causes?

     
 
Which ones?

 
In which towns do you shop at least once per month?


 
Are you a member of any of the following cannabis related groups


 
Zoning and Acreage

 
Do you know which land use zoning zone you live in?

     
 
Please use this map to find your zoning: https://gis.nevcounty.net/myneighborhood/

and watch this video to see how to use it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prqhWzGOH6Y

 
What land use zone zoning do you live in?


 
Do you know which land use zoning zone you cultivate or operate your cannabis business in?

     
 
Please use this map to find your zoning: https://gis.nevcounty.net/myneighborhood/

and watch this video to see how to use it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prqhWzGOH6Y

 
In which Zones do you cultivate or operate your cannabis business in? (choose multiple if needed)


 
On how many sites are you cultivating?

 
Approximately how many acres is the PRIMARY property on which you cultivate?


 
On average, what is the largest square footage of total canopy that you grow at any given time?

(You can determine canopy size of your garden using this formula: Length x Width = sq footage)

 
Do you intend to pursue local and state cannabis business licensure?


 
The next question is about license types.
Would you like to review the different licenses before answering?

     
 
TYPE 1, or “specialty outdoor,” for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting of less than or equal to 5,000 square feet of total canopy size on one premises, or up to 50 mature plants on non-contiguous plots.

TYPE 1A, or “specialty indoor,” for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting of between 501 and 5,000 square feet of total canopy size on one premises.

TYPE 1B, or “specialty mixed-light,” for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, of between 2,501 and 5,000 square feet of total canopy size on one premises.

TYPE 1C, or “specialty cottage,” for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, of 2,500 square feet or less of total canopy size for mixed-light cultivation, up to 25 mature plants for outdoor cultivation, or 500 square feet or less of total canopy size for indoor cultivation, on one premises.

TYPE 2, or “small outdoor,” for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.

TYPE 2A, or “small indoor,” for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.

TYPE 2B, or “small mixed-light,” for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, between 5,001 and 10,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises.

TYPE 3, or “outdoor,” for outdoor cultivation using no artificial lighting from 10,001 square feet to one acre, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises. The Department of Food and Agriculture shall limit the number of licenses allowed of this type.

TYPE 3A, or “indoor,” for indoor cultivation using exclusively artificial lighting between 10,001 and 22,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises. The Department of Food and Agriculture shall limit the number of licenses allowed of this type.

TYPE 3B, or “mixed-light,” for cultivation using a combination of natural and supplemental artificial lighting at a maximum threshold to be determined by the licensing authority, between 10,001 and 22,000 square feet, inclusive, of total canopy size on one premises. The Department of Food and Agriculture shall limit the number of licenses allowed of this type.

TYPE 4, or “nursery” for cultivation of cannabis solely as a nursery.

 
What license type(s) do you intend to pursue?


 
Does the land on which you cultivate have a permitted legal residence?


 
On the land that you use for cultivation, the grading is _____________?


 
On the land that you use for cultivation, the structure(s) are _____________?


 
On the land that you use for cultivation, the greenhouse(s) are _____________?


 
Regulations and Ordinances

 
Do you support limiting grows in residential areas to the six plants allowed by the Adult Use of Marijuana Act?

     
 
Where?


 
Do you support allowing patients to grow their own medicine in residential areas?


 
Where?


 
Do you support regulating cannabis processors (AKA trimmers)?


 
Are you willing to adhere to state regulations relating to security plans?


 
Are you willing to adhere to state regulations relating to pesticide use?


 
Do you support ordinances that require growers to follow the equivalent of a third-party certified organic standard growing practices?


 
Would you support a requirement to get a waiver or some other permission from adjacent neighbors in sensitive zoning regions in order to cultivate?


 
Where?


 
Would you support a requirement to use smell mitigation techniques to reduce setbacks or cultivate on properties less than 5 acres?

     
 
I believe that setbacks should be measured from the cannabis garden to the neighboring _______________?


 
Should setbacks be determined by the size and shape of the parcel?


 
Should setbacks be determined based on garden size?

     
 
What setback distance from your garden to your neighbors property line would allow you to grow?


 
What setback distance from your garden to your neighbor’s dwelling or outdoor living space would allow you to grow?


 
Do you currently have a locked fence around your cannabis garden?

     
 
Are you willing to invest to become compliant with local and state regulations?


 
Are your plants visible from a public right of way?

     
 
Is the fence surrounding your garden visible from a public right of way?

     
 
Are you willing to invest or engage in odor remediation practices?


 
Which of the following parcel sizes are appropriate for a 2500 square foot garden (outdoor/mixed light):


 
Which of the following parcel sizes are appropriate for a 5000 square foot garden (outdoor/mixed light):


 
Which of the following parcel sizes are appropriate for a 10,000 square foot garden (outdoor/mixed light):


 
Which of the following parcel sizes are appropriate for a 22000 square foot garden (outdoor/mixed light):


 
Which of the following parcel sizes are appropriate for a 1-acre garden (outdoor/mixed light):


 
Would you be in favor of a transition period to bring grows into compliance with local building and land use code requirements?

     
 
How long should the transition period be for grows to comply with all cultivation ordinance requirements?


 
Would you work to become code compliant if a transition period was launched?


 
What are the biggest barrier to entry challenges facing the industry?


 
NCCA respects your privacy, by submitting this information you agree to the following:

Privacy Policy: All responses are anonymous, we have not collected your name, email, or any other personally identifiable data.

Data Usage: Your data will only be used to further our mission: "to build bridges so that responsible members of the cannabis industry can fully and legitimately participate in the county’s political and economic landscape.".
     
 
We can not use your data unless you accept the terms:

Thank you for helping us shape the future of cannabis in Nevada County.

Stay tuned! PART II of this survey will be coming out soon.

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