Rancho Cordova considers ban on outdoor marijuana growth

Los Angeles Times

The Rancho Cordova City Council will consider banning outdoor marijuana cultivation and indoor growth in homes with children during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

A staff report says the proposed changes respond to residents’ complaints about the strong odor associated with growing a large quantity of mature marijuana plants, the proximity of children to areas under cultivation and the potential for increased neighborhood crime associated with outdoor growing operations.

The proposed ordinance would limit indoor cultivation to qualified patients and primary caregivers who are older than 18 and have obtained a cultivation permit from police. The ordinance would also add regulations on where and how indoor cultivation could take place.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 2729 Prospect Park Drive in Rancho Cordova.