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Placer County Banning Outdoor Medical Pot Growths

While voters in Nevada County have rejected the outdoor medical marijuana growing ban, Placer County is getting ready to enforce one. Their Board of Supervisors have voted, 3-2, to limit cultivation to small, personal, indoor grows of no more than six plants. Board Chairman Robert Weygandt says they were reticent about allowing large, outdoor commercial growing, even though that could have brought in about 15-million dollars a year in sales tax revenue…

click to listen to Supervisor Weygandt

Placer County Supervisors rejected limited outdoor grows, which advocates said could help patients who couldn’t afford indoor growing equipment. Weygandt says the negatives of outdoor growing were mostly the odor and visual impacts. But he says there are also social impacts for youth…

click to listen to Supervisor Weygandt

Weygandt says the board has directed staff to return with a formal, codifying ordinance in the next 30 days or so, which could take effect about two months after that. He also says he’s heard nothing about any efforts to place the ordinance on the ballot, which is what happened in Nevada County.

1 Comment

June 22, 2016

Joe

Seems odd that they know the possible tax revenue it would produce which just so happens to be right around the amount the "Cal Fire," fees will be this year... 15 million in revenue and Cal Fire fees are 11.3 million or so.

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