RIVERSIDE (CNS) - At staff's request to make further refinements, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 20 postponed debate on a series of regulations regarding where and how hemp growers can operate in unincorporated areas of Riverside County.
A formal hearing on the proposed Industrial Hemp Cultivation & Manufacturing Ordinance was on the board's agenda, but Transportation & Land Management Agency administrators requested a delay to Nov. 3 in order to make unspecified modifications, possibly related to property setbacks, which several residents addressed prior to the supervisors rescheduling the hearing.
``This ordinance has been put together without research,'' Nuevo resident Claude Trout told the board. ``Crime is rampant around hemp grows, and we have no water in Nuevo. We