CaNORML Opposes Red Bluff Cultivation Ban

UPDATE: Red Bluff backs off strict medical marijuana prohibitions; dispensary ban remains in effect

Nov. 10 - Medical marijuana supporters met today to oppose Red Bluff's proposed ban on MMJ cultivation, collectives and dispensaries. Speaking to a packed house of over 150, California NORML attorney James Silva explained via telephone/microphone how the ordinance violates state law and Prop. 215.

The proposed Red Bluff ordinance would effectively deprive patients of their Prop 215 right to grow medical marijuana, both individually and collectively. It would go so far as to prohibit caregivers from growing for their own family members.

California NORML is supporting opposition to the Red Bluff ordinance. Attorney Bill Panzer has contacted the Red Bluff city attorney to explain why the proposed draft is in violation of state law. If the city goes ahead and adopts it, advocates will seek to have it invalidated through the courts.

A defense fund is being raised to support the Red Bluff challenge. Prospective donors should RSVP or contact High Sierra NORML: 6148 Clark Rd #4, Paradise California 95969: high_sierra_norml@yahoo.com

-Dale Gieringer, California NORML