RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Seeing a need for amendments, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Sept. 15 postponed approval of a series of regulations on where and how hemp growers can operate within unincorporated areas of Riverside County.
``I understand we're facilitating an industry that has to grow crops, but we have to think about residences,'' Supervisor Kevin Jeffries said. ``I'm leaning toward increasing the distance between a crop and residences. I want to make sure we're protecting those folks.''
The proposed Industrial Hemp Cultivation & Manufacturing Ordinance, No. 348.4931, was the last public hearing on the board's lengthy agenda, and supervisors expressed reservations even before a staff report was delivered.
Supervisor Karen Spiegel said she doubted the proposed 1,000-foot buffer