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Dear Board of Supervisors, Planning Department and Clerk of the Board,

I am writing to you today to express my strong opposition to excluding rural residential zoned properties from Ordinance No. 348.  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of people dependent on equal opportunity to participate in the legal commercial cannabis industry, many of whom have spoken up at various meetings over the past two years.  Now, the Board seeks to exclude the very same people from participating who keep this industry alive.  Thousands of patients are dependent on these cultivators ability to continue operations.  These growers practice environmentally and sustainable cultivation with minimal impact on the environment.

You must allow for cultivators to operate on R-R zoned lands.  The land use laws already allow for commercial cultivation on these properties.  Excluding mixed light and indoor cultivation on these properties is nonsensical and hurts the local economy.

I urge you to amend Ordinance No. 348 to include R-R as an approved zone for mixed light and indoor commercial cannabis cultivation.

Thank you.