City of Sacramento Allows Greenhouse Grows, Sensible Limits

November 20 - The Emerald Growers Association (EGA) and California NORML endorsed the City of Sacramento's sensible compromise personal use medical cannabis cultivation ordinance, which allows for secure greenhouses.

The ordinance, which passed 6-2 by city council, contains a reasonable square footage allowance for personal cultivation (400 square feet) and reasonable wattage for artificial light (3800 watts). On natural sunlight cultivation: alternative structures are acceptable if compliant and odor-free--all conditions met by a secure greenhouse system in place in the city of Yuba and Sutter county. No special registration or permit is required for personal use cultivation; rather, complaint-driven enforcement is allowed.

Attorney James Anthony of Oakland spearheaded the effort.

In the future, CalNORML would like to see hardship exemptions for indigent patients who are unable to comply with requirements and aren't bothering their neighbors. Oral arguments were held last week in CalNORML's suit against Tehama's restrictive cultivation ordinance; one of the reasons the Tehama city attorney gave in support of their ordinance was its hardship exemption.

CalNORML keeps up with cultivation ordinances around the state. Outdoor bans against medical marijuana cultivation began in 2009 in cities and in a few cases has spread to whole counties. CalNORML is very concerned about encroachments on cultivation rights. Patients and caregivers who are impacted by local ordinances can write here.

City of Sacramento Allows Greenhouse Grows, Sensible Limits

ATTN: Sacramento Area TV Viewers
Jim Burris of Secure Grow Greenhouses was at the meeting on Nov. 20th in Sacramento, and had been communicating with the Council for a few weeks prior to the meeting.

An interview was done a few days later with Jim Burris at his home, and will be aired on Dec. 10th at 11:00 on Sacramento's KXTV Channel 10 News (ABC). The prototype of the greenhouse which is currently being manufactured was featured.

Secure Grow is the only company in the country, that produces affordable greenhouses specifically designed for Medicinal Cultivation. They are reinforced for security, ventilated and filtered and they allow for sunlight to do the growing, and have been endorsed by Oaksterdam University in Oakland.

Jim is a medicinal patient, so he understands the needs of patients. Don't miss it. Mark your calendar. Let us know what you think of the interview.

Approved Greenhouses designed for Medicinal Growing

I am a cancer patient and a user of Medicinal Cannabis. I am also the designer and maker of Secure Grow Greenhouses being manufactured by Secure Grow, LLC. We were the company that presented our greenhouse to the Sacramento City Council Meeting.

With Sacramento passing their new ordinance we have read a lot of negative comments from patients and a lot of people are not aware of the greenhouses that Secure Grow, LLC has.

People need to know that our greenhouses have been approved by officials of Sutter County and Yuba City, at the grow site. It was given a certificate of approval for growing.

The ordinance written to allow sunlight growing in Sutter County and Yuba City, was based on using our secure, lockable, ventilated and filtrated greenhouses.

Our greenhouses have the endorsement of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, and is the first and only greenhouses in the country that was designed with the Medicinal patient's growing needs in mind.

If anyone has any questions could you please give them our email address and we will be glad to answer any questions they may have.

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