Cannabis out in Oroville

New council rescinds ordinances legalizing businesses

Reflecting changes from the November election, the Oroville City Council rescinded month-old ordinances legalizing commercial cannabis Tuesday night (Jan. 15).

As reported in the CN&R (“Pot passes in O-town,” Downstroke, Dec. 6), the previous council majority approved zoning and business regulations for cannabis delivery, retail sales and processing. Tuesday’s action prohibits “all commercial cannabis activities” in the city.

The vote was 4-3, with Linda Draper, Janet Goodson and Art Hatley—holdover supporters of the December ordinances—dissenting.