Butte County Medical Marijuana Ordinance Suspended by Petition Drive

Cal NORML Release - Jun. 22, 2011

Butte County activists submitted 12,308 signatures on a referendum petition to suspend the county's controversial medical marijuana ordinance, which sharply limits patients' right to grow their own medicine. The ordinance is now officially suspended for 30 days pending validation of the signatures. If, as seems likely, at least 7,600 are valid, the ordinance will remain suspended until it can be voted on in the November election.

The referendum petition was sponsored by Butte County Citizens for Compassionate Use. California NORML strongly endorses the Butte referendum effort, as the ordinance makes it impossible for many patients to exercise their Prop. 215 right to grow their own medicine.

This marks the second successful petition drive against a restrictive local medical marijuana ordinance. A San Diego city ordinance sharply restricting medical cannabis dispensaries was
suspended by the submission of 46,000 referendum signatures last month.

The Butte ordinance forbids any cultivation - indoors or out - on properties of less than 1/2 acre; limits gardens to 6 mature plants on properties of 1/2 to 1.5 acres; requires all gardens
over six plants to be registered with the County Dept of Development Services Gardens; and forbids any cultivation within 1,000 feet of schools, churches, parks, youth-oriented or residential treatment facilities. Cal NORML attorneys have filed a lawsuit against a similar anti-cultivation ordinance in Tehama County, which is presently in the process of appeal.

- Release by D. Gieringer, Cal NORML


Tehama country ordinance

The Tehama county ordinance is unconstitutional.

Would strike edibles for sell from dispenaries... So edibles have no recognized
medical value... not everyone cares to smoke...

Would allow the sheriff to limit collectives and have the final say. All Hail to king CLAY PARKER and his fakes knights of the round table. Cleary not a Democratic Process. More of a monarchy with complete power.

Would take 180 days to approve an applicant. Where is the due process?

This ordinate does not give the people choice. ( Why are we Fucking of Democracy? ) Last time I heard even felons have a right to vote... Why not let the people decide...

We need a Recall of all these Local Leaders. Cleary the Good OLE Boys need to retire... And it's time for the Next Generation of Leaders to step forth and lead this county on the core of which it was founded

http://www.co.tehama.ca.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=...

GREGG AVILLA
Supervisor - District 1
727 Oak Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080
(P. O. Box 250, Red Bluff, CA 96080)
(530) 527-4655 ext 3015
Email: gavilla@tehamacountyadmin.org
Term Expires: January, 2013
Supervisor - District 5

BOB WILLIAMS
Supervisor - District 4
727 Oak Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080
(P. O. Box 250, Red Bluff, CA 96080)
(530) 527-4655 ext 3018
email: bwilliams@tehamacountyadmin.org
Term Expires: January, 2015

GEORGE RUSSELL
Supervisor - District 2
727 Oak Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080
(P. O. Box 250, Red Bluff, CA 96080)
(530) 527-4655 ext 3014
Email: drangerg@tehamacountyadmin.org
Term Expires: January, 2013

DENNIS GARTON
Supervisor - District 3
garton
727 Oak Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080
(P. O. Box 250, Red Bluff, CA 96080)
(530) 527-4655 ext 3017
Email: dgarton@tehamacountyadmin.org
Term Expires: January, 2015

GREGG AVILLA
Supervisor - District 1
727 Oak Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080
(P. O. Box 250, Red Bluff, CA 96080)
(530) 527-4655 ext 3015
Email: gavilla@tehamacountyadmin.org
Term Expires: January 2013

RECAll! recall! RECALL!

Now that he 10 year study is out, please do your research
http://www.cmcr.ucsd.edu/