Judge dismisses 'Measure A' lawsuit

May 14, 2015 8:50 PM by News Staff

Measure A remains in effect in Butte County now that a judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by four medical marijuana patients.

The suit, which challenged the county's new voter-approved rules on growing medical pot, was filed earlier this year.

Plaintiffs argued the county had no legal standing to enforce the rules. They also argued that Measure A violated their equal protection rights.

Measure A, approved by more than 60 percent of voters in November, allows residents to grow marijuana outside or indoors, but on a plot no larger than 150 square feet.

In Thursday's ruling the judge noted that the rules allow equal protection since all residents are being treated equally under the new rules.


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