Marijuana Cultivation Indoors
Mar 03, 2016 09:45AM
● By Jennifer Neys
Due to passage of AB 243 and the March 1, 2016 deadline for
local governments to retain local control over the licensing of marijuana
cultivation by putting in place regulations governing cultivation, city council
addressed and made explicit the implied ban on indoor cultivation.
At the January 25 meeting, council voted 4-1 (Flaherty dissenting) to introduce the ordinance to ban the indoor cultivation of marijuana with the exception that residents are allowed to grow a total of no more than three plants indoor (or outdoor) for personal use, assuming he or she is a qualified patient with a medical marijuana license.
If grown outdoors, plants are required to be five feet from any property line and not visible from the public right-of-way or adjacent parcel. If grown indoors, plants cannot be visible from the public right-of-way or adjacent parcel. No more than three marijuana plants per parcel are allowed to be cultivated indoors, regardless of the number of qualified patients residing on the parcel.