Sacramento County supervisors back limited indoor marijuana cultivation

06/10/2014 5:51 PM

06/11/2014 8:22 AM

Residents of unincorporated Sacramento County would be allowed to grow up to nine marijuana plants per house for medical purposes under an ordinance introduced Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The board on a 4-1 vote backed the limited indoor growth after unanimously approving an ordinance two months ago to ban outdoor marijuana growing activities.

Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan cast the dissenting vote Tuesday. Ted Wolter, MacGlashan’s chief of staff, said she favored a total ban on marijuana growing and opposed the exception for indoor cultivation because it violates federal law.

The ordinance allowing the limited indoor cultivation for authorized medical marijuana patients will come before the board for adoption June 17.

The ordinance allows indoor cultivation only in single-family, detached homes, not in apartments.

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