Supervisors: Not in Butte!

Supervisors get tougher on pot ordinance

The Butte County Board of Supervisors has voted to direct staff to develop a medical-marijuana ordinance even more restrictive than the one tossed out by voters during the June primary. The board was presented three options by staff—looking at and adopting another county’s law, forming a committee made up of staff and “members of the public representing all sides of the issue,” or holding regular public meetings.

Supervisor Larry Wahl made a motion to adopt an ordinance similar to one passed in Kings County last November. That one says: “Cultivation of medical marijuana is prohibited in all zones of the county, except for cultivation for personal medicinal use by a qualified patient within a secured, locked and fully enclosed structure on their personal residence.”

The board voted 3-2, with Maureen Kirk and Steve Lambert dissenting.