KCBX FM stories……….In an about-face vote from precisely one 12 months in the past, San Luis Obispo County officers enacted a brief ban this week on new industrial hemp manufacturing. The ban can be in impact for at the very least 45 days.
Till the urgency moratorium is lifted, farmers who haven’t accomplished the appliance course of will be unable to plant legally and can miss out on this rising season. The county’s board of supervisors has the power to increase the ban for as much as two years whereas it prepares a everlasting ordinance that can both prohibit hemp manufacturing or regulate the place it may well happen.
For hours on Tuesday, the board listened to farmers planning to develop hemp crops. Many of those farmers stated they’d already made investments and the choice to ban new hemp grows could be devastating to them financially.
The vote was 4 to at least one in favor of the urgency moratorium. Supervisor Bruce Gibson was the one one in opposition.
Brent Burchett, government director of the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, stated the choice was unfair, and a missed alternative for the county.
“What a horrible approach to make authorities coverage,” Burchett stated. “Make no mistake about it, a vote in favor of this urgency ordinance is a ban on industrial hemp on this county for at the very least one 12 months. There’s nothing that we don’t know at present that we’ll know 45 days from now.”