Apr 22, 2015 3:16 PM by News Staff
The Redding city council has passed a new ordinance which would limit marijuana garden grows to six plants and bans cultivation within a thousand feet of any school, park or public areas within the city limits.
The council voted 4-1 with Missy McArthur with the lone dissenting No vote on the pot grow rules vote Tuesday night.
Shasta County is the fourth county in the north state to enforce a ban on outdoor pot growing
Redding Mayor Francie Sullivan says the current rules are not working and that is why they needed to change the marijuana rules.
City officials say an excessive amount of marijuana is being grown creating safety concerns.
Marijuana rights attorney Eric Berg says the issue is much bigger than who is growing marijuana and how many plants they have.
If you can't grow marijuana in your backyard, you're going to have to buy it at a huge prices from the black market, which creates crime, Berg said.
The new marijuana ordinance is now in effect and could be renewed up to a year.