6 officers hired to enforce Measure A in Butte County

Feb 19, 2015 12:32 PM by News Staff

Butte County has hired six Code Enforcement Officers to enforce the new, more restrictive medical marijuana growing laws that were passed in November.

'Measure A' was passed by Butte County voters in November and the new restrictions began Thursday January 8. The law requires that medical marijuana grows must be contained to a single space, with the length and width of the space not exceeding a ratio of 2:1. A full recap of the new Butte County growing requirements can be viewed here.

In December, Butte County Supervisors unanimously passed a nearly half million dollar budget to enforce the measure. The six newly hired Code Enforcement Officers will complete a training program specific to the new restrictions on cultivation of medical marijuana. Officers will begin enforcing the new restrictions once training is complete.

Along with the new restrictions the penalties for growing violations have increased. Violators can be fined as much as $500 a day for their first violation and $1,000 a day for each subsequent violation.

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