Butte County 'Medical Marijuana Ordinance' forced to referendum

Apr 14, 2014 11:42 AM

The Butte County Clerk Recorder and Registrar confirmed today enough signatures were submitted to force a referendum on the county's medical marijuana ordinance.

The group known as Butte County Citizens Against Irresponsible Government submitted 12,288 signatures to the clerk. Only 7,605 were required to force the referendum. And County Clerk Candace Grubbs says the BCAIG got more than enough, with 9,050 valid signatures collected.

The signatures the BCAIG collected in public places across the county were for the purpose of putting forth a measure that mirrors the county's medical marijuana ordinance that existed in December of last year.

The Butte County Board of Supervisors made it stricter in February by limiting grows based on parcel sizes.

So now, the Board of Supervisors will decide what to do with the ordinance at their next agenda meeting.

They have three options:

- repeal the ordinance in its entirety

- submit the issue to voters on the November ballot

- or, call for a special election

Grubbs says it is unlikely the board will call for a special election.


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