Shasta County medical marijuana referendum gets necessary signatures

Mar 11, 2014 12:40 PM

A Shasta County petition opposing a recent medical marijuana ordinance has received enough signatures to appear on the November ballot.

According to Shasta County Clerk Cathy Darling Allen, volunteers collected 12,287 in support of the referendum and 7,741 of those signatures were valid. Only 6,545 signatures were needed.

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors will decide as soon as Tuesday March 18, whether to rescind the ordinance or leave it to the voters in November.

The ordinance, passed in January, would ban all outdoor grows and restrict indoor grows to 12 plants. The new rules were set to take effect on February 28, but the referendum drive forced implementation to be suspended.


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