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Collectives working hard to postpone Chico pot ban

In a 4 to 3 vote, the Chico city council recently passed ordinance 2505, which would ban all commercial marijuana activity in the city as well as put restrictions on its cultivation and use.

Posted: Nov. 29, 2017 5:13 PM

In a 4-3 vote, the Chico city council recently passed ordinance 2505, which would ban all commercial marijuana activity in the city as well as put restrictions on its cultivation and use.

But some in the community are being quite vocal; they say they want to overturn this ordinance and time is running out.

There are an estimated 45 marijuana collectives, businesses that distribute marijuana, in the city of Chico.

They need to get 5,000 verified signatures from registered voters to postpone the ordinance and put the issue before voters on the June ballot.

“If the ordinance was put on the ballot, it would fail because 60.3% of people voted yes on prop 64, which means an overwhelming majority of voters in Chico do want access to cannabis,” said Fire Pharmaceuticals CEO Samuel Monteon.

Right now, the petition has roughly 1,600 signatures.

If the petition does not get the required signatures within the next week, the ordinance will go into effect December 6th.

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