Pubdate: Thu, 24 Dec 2015
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2015 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.


Town of Paradise May Ban Cultivation, Delivery of Medical Marijuana

The town of Paradise will soon consider banning the cultivation and 
delivery of medical marijuana within town limits. The Planning 
Commission voted 3-2 in favor of a proposed ordinance that would do 
just that during a special public meeting on Monday (Dec. 21).

Community Development Director Craig Baker said by phone that the 
impetus for the ordinance comes from recently passed state 
legislation that establishes licensing regulations for medical 
marijuana dispensaries and delivery services. "We have a lot of 
enforcement problems [already]," Baker said, adding that town staff 
and legal counsel agreed that prohibiting cultivation and delivery 
altogether would be easier than enforcing medi-pot laws. "The 
majority of the Planning Commission agrees."

 From here, the draft ordinance is set for discussion during the 
Paradise Town Council's regular meeting on Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at the 
Town Council Chambers (5550 Skyway).
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