Mar 11, 2015 7:50 PM
The bans on outdoor marijuana grows are sprouting up all over the North State. Now Yuba County has a ban. Supervisors passed the new ordinance to crack down on bigger grows.
The ordinance will replace the existing one that allowed 18 outdoor plants on an acre and as many as 99 plants on 20 acres or more. Supervisors say the illegal outdoor grows were out of control.
"They were just all at once we had more marijuana grows than we have ever experienced. I mean literally our estimates were one in four properties in our foothill areas." says Supervisor John Nicoletti.
Opponents to the measure say they plan to take legal action and to bring the matter to voters. Yuba County still allows indoor grows. Growers can grow up to 12 plants in an individual structure, but now they must register and pay a fee through the county.