Petition created to overturn Chico City Council marijuana ordinance

This referrendum is an attempt to overturn the city council's ordinance restricting how marijuana is grown and distributed.

Posted: Nov. 14, 2017 7:26 AM
Updated: Nov. 14, 2017 7:26 AM

Right now there is a petition going around against last week's Chico City Council vote on the marijuana ordinance.

This referrendum is an attempt to overturn the city council's ordinance restricting how marijuana is grown and distributed.

As it stands, people can grow a small amount of marijuana for personal use, but marijuana cannot be legally harvested in large amounts, sold, or smoked in public.

The petition is asking that the ordinance be repealed, or voted-on in a municipal election.

Chicoans are split on what the ordianace should be.

"Oh i think you ought to be able to sell it just like you sell alcohol in liquor stores," saud Terry Pantel, Chico Native.

"Within the city limits, I'm 50/50 I really don't know because I don't know if they can handle the security or crowds, but I do think they should look at it and consider it," said Mickey Nelson, Chico Resident.

People did decide whether or not they support legalization in last November's statewide election with nearly 53% of those who voted in Butte County said they supported it.

According to the Chico City Clerk the petition needs 5,000 signatures from registered voters to make it on the local ballot within 30-days of last Tuesday's vote to make it on the ballot.

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