Pubdate: Thu, 14 May 2015
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.


Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Seeking to Block Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

The folks fighting Measure A were back in court Wednesday (May 13), 
where Judge Stephen Benson threw out their lawsuit seeking to block 
the medical marijuana cultivation ordinance.

Measure A, approved by voters last November, limits the size of 
medical marijuana gardens by square footage-not number of 
plants-based on lot size. It also allows for anonymous complaints to 
county Code Enforcement for noncompliance. Opponents believe it is 
too stringent and filed suit to block it in February.

County Counsel Bruce Alpert said the opponents' only recourse is to 
file an appeal in the 3rd District Court of Appeals in Sacramento. 
That court, he said, has ruled in other cases that have led to 
greater restrictions on marijuana cultivation in Tehama County and a 
total ban in Live Oak.

"That's why Judge Benson made the ruling that he did," Alpert said.
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