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Yolo supervisors divided on future of recreational pot

Yolo supervisors are torn on how the county should deal with marijuana in the wake of the legalization of recreational use across the state.

While Supervisor Jim Provenza asserted that Yolo County should not become the “pot capital” of the state, Supervisor Don Saylor has taken a more friendly approach to the new industry.

“With the passage of the ballot proposition, the cultivation of recreational marijuana will be legal as of January 1, 2018,” said Provenza. “My concern is we have prohibited the cultivation of medical marijuana in this ordinance with the exception of those we’re grandfathering in ... if we do nothing we will be prohibiting medical marijuana and have no prohibition against recreational marijuana.”

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