Supervisors to reconsider hemp grower regulations

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 20 will reconsider a series of regulations on where and how hemp growers can operate in unincorporated areas of Riverside County, specifically barring them from establishing grows in a wide swath of the south county region to protect the Santa Margarita River Watershed. The board's initial public hearing on the Industrial Hemp Cultivation & Manufacturing Ordinanc was on Sept. 15, when the supervisors hesitated to move forward with the proposal based on various concerns, one of which has been addressed in the revised regulatory framework. The ordinance would expressly prohibit any hemp cultivation -- indoor or outdoor -- in unincorporated communities within the watershed, extending roughly from De Luz, just west of Temecula, eas
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