Shasta County Outdoor Medical Marijuana Ordinance Referendum (November 2014)

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A Shasta County Outdoor Medical Marijuana Ordinance Referendum ballot question may be on the November 4, 2014 election ballot for voters in Shasta County, California.

This measure is a veto referendum effort against a county ordinance, put forward by the Shasta County Planning Commissioners and approved by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, that creates strict restrictions on the cultivation of medical marijuana plants with regard to location, number of plants and screening/security structures. Once this ordinance was passed, a group of county residents called Sungrown in Shasta began a referendum petition campaign trying to collect the 9,800 valid signatures required to put this ordinance before voters in an attempt to overturn it. These signatures were due on February 27, 2014, but were turned in prior to that date. The next step for these petitions is certification by the county registrar of voters.[1][2]

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Support

Note: Those who oppose the medical marijuana cultivation ordinance and support the referendum effort to overturn this ordinance are referred to as "supporters" in this article.

Supporters

Sungrown in Shasta and Concerned Citizens of Shasta County are the groups behind this veto referendum petition.[3]

Arguments in favor

Supporters focus on the restrictions on outdoor cannabis cultivation and argue that people should have a right to grow medical marijuana on their own land, which is made illegal for most people under the new restrictions.[1]

Similar measures

Recreational

Colorado:

Defeatedd Town of Palmer Lake Marijuana Legalization Referendum (April 2014)

Maine:

Michigan:

Wisconsin:

Approveda Dane County State Legalization of Marijuana Referendum (April 2014)

Medical

California:

Approveda Lake County Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance 2997 Referendum, Measure N (June 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Imperial Beach "Compassionate Access Ordinance" Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Act (June 2014)
Proposed ballot measures that were not on a ballot City of Napa Medical Marijuana Dispensary Referendum (November 2014)


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