Dec 9, 2014 6:00 PM by Brian Johnson
Butte County Supervisors unanimously approved a nearly half million dollar budget ($446,500) to enforce the new, more restrictive medical marijuana ordinance.
County officials say that's the estimated amount it will take to educate the public before Measure A becomes effective next month, and to purchase new equipment, vehicles, and hire more staff.
They estimate they'll hire six new code enforcement officers, plus two more office staffers by year end.
That's good news for Code Enforcement Supervisor Chris Jellison.
"We're going to have a lot of complaints, so we're going to busy," Jellison said. "We're going to put them through a training program, probably a two month training program, where we go over every aspect of chapter 34A."
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