Ms Patricia Smith, MMJ champion and president of the local Americans for Safe Access, invited Mr Eddie Garcia (NC SoJ steering committee) and me to have lunch and discuss the progress toward a draft of the new interim MMJ ordinance that the NC BoS will adopt before Labor Day. The county and stake holders promoting MMJ access have already met twice, and are scheduled to meet again before the new ordinance is finalized. In the interval Ms Smith is meeting with various community interests to get a wide range of feedback on attitudes toward growing MMJ in the county, and what should be contained in the ordinance. In November California will be among eight states that will vote on legalizing both MMJ and RMJ. Nevada County’s finalized MMJ ordinance will then be put in concordance with what comes down from Sacramento.