Northern California city lifts short-lived marijuana ban

May 16, 2015 3:53 PM by News Staff

CLEARLAKE, Calif. (AP) - A small Northern California city has lifted its short-lived ban on marijuana cultivation after critics filed a lawsuit and collected enough signatures to challenge the prohibition with a ballot measure.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Clearlake City Council last week rescinded the ban enacted in February.

Only two cities and a county in the state now have a complete ban on marijuana cultivation. The council replaced the ban by revising a previous ordinance allowing for residents to grow between six and 12 pot plants depending on parcel size. The revised ordinance makes it easier for police to enforce the plant limits. The ban was put in place after police complained of too many residents exceeding the plant limit.

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