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    Disturbing 2014 Trend: Banning Medical Marijuana Grows In California

    A disturbing trend is emerging for 2014: bans on any and all medical marijuana cultivation in California counties opposed to Proposition 215. Fresno County is considering an all-out ban at at an upcoming hearing of the Board of Supervisors. The move comes after a California Appellate Court ruled in November that such bans would be legal, in spite of Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, which exists to "ensure that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes."

    "California NORML will be supporting a legal challenge by James Maral to the Third District Appellate Court decision upholding Live Oak's ban on medical marijuana cultivation," writes Ellen Komp with California NORML. "Apart from Live Oak, Tracy is the only other jurisdiction I am aware of with a total cultivation ban (they snuck it in with 2012 their dispensary ban, Section 10.08.3196 )," Komp says. "Sacramento County passed an ordinance in 2011 zoning out anything federally illegal; police took out patient gardens this year citing a “new law.” She's tracking cultivation ordinances here. Komp writes that "this has been a tough week for medical marijuana entrepreneurs in Northern California."



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    Re: Disturbing 2014 Trend: Banning Medical Marijuana Grows In California

    Ellen, do you know where the pressure is coming from?
    Do you know who, in these counties, really wants these more restrictive rules in place?

    Thank you for Reporting!

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    Re: Disturbing 2014 Trend: Banning Medical Marijuana Grows In California

    Quote Originally Posted by CareStaker View Post
    Ellen, do you know where the pressure is coming from?
    Do you know who, in these counties, really wants these more restrictive rules in place?

    Thank you for Reporting!

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    It's mostly neighbors complaining about the smell or worried about public safety. That and in places that are more liberal, people are moving in and establishing large scenes without roots in the community or, sometimes, proper housing or septic, etc. We sorely need licensing for commercial grows, but the feds quashed the program that was tried in Mendocino.

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    Re: Disturbing 2014 Trend: Banning Medical Marijuana Grows In California

    Quote Originally Posted by normelle View Post
    It's mostly neighbors complaining about the smell or worried about public safety. That and in places that are more liberal, people are moving in and establishing large scenes without roots in the community or, sometimes, proper housing or septic, etc. We sorely need licensing for commercial grows, but the feds quashed the program that was tried in Mendocino.
    Thank you for explaining. It's certainly understandable, that without the ability to promulgate common sense rules, we as communities, are left with no structure, with with to prevent the adverse actions of, those that cannot regulate themselves. Thank you for clarifying.

    -CS