Kern County moves closer to ban on medical marijuana
August 3, 2011
Kern County supervisors took another step closer to banning the sale of medical marijuana through nonprofit collectives and cooperatives Tuesday over the objections of a crowd that filled the chambers and marched down Truxton Avenue. [The Bakersfield Californian]
The supervisors voted unanimously to approve a first reading of an ordinance that would ban collectives, limit the number of outdoor plants grown at home to 99, and outlaw the sale of marijuana-laced edibles.
A second reading is scheduled for next Tuesday to allow time for more debate on the issue. If supervisors approve the ordinance then, it will become law 30 days later.
Lawyers for medical marijuana cooperatives promised the county would face legal action.
“You are going to get sued,” said attorney Phil Ganong. “We’ve got the money. We will do it.”
The counties of Orange, Los Angeles and Sacramento have also approved bans. The city of Bakersfield has a ban through zoning laws.