Butte Co. Board of Supervisors reconsidering medical marijuana ordinances

Mar 3, 2016 6:10 PM by David McVicker

Butte County’s Board of Supervisors are rethinking their decision to restrict medical marijuana farms in the county at their next meeting, the board announced Thursday.

Up for reconsideration are Ordinance 4107 and Ordinance 4106. Both ordinances were originally adopted on Jan. 26 supervisor’s meetings.

Since the adoption of ordinances 4106 and 4107, Butte County Clerk of the Board received several thousands of petitions in favor of suspending both ordinances. The petitions were received the day before they were scheduled to go into effect.

Elections officials determined both petitions were valid had the proper number of signature to suspend implementing the ordinances.

Supervisors said they will uptake one of three options for ordinances 4106 and 4107 at their March 8 meeting. Supervisors will decide to repeal the ordinances; put the ordinances up for election from the members of Butte County during a regularly held election in November or hold a special election specifically for the ordinances.

Supervisors reported that if they decide to not entirely repeal either of the ordinances and submit the ordinances for a vote, they will remain suspended until the election.

If a majority of the voters approve an ordinance, it will go into effect 10 days after the vote is declared by the board. If the voters reject an ordinance, it will not take effect.

The Butte County Board of Supervisor meet March 8.


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