Grover Beach plans ban on marijuana grows

December 23, 2015

legalize-marijuana-california-environmentThe Grover Beach City Council is calling for a ban on growing medical marijuana, which like other cities, it is attempting to adopt before a state-imposed March 1 deadline. Grover Beach officials are also considering adopting new regulations on medical pot delivery services.

On Monday, the Grover Beach council directed staff to draft an ordinance that would ban medical marijuana cultivation within the city limits. While the ordinance would ban large grows, it may allow some cultivation of marijuana for personal medical use. [Tribune]

Unlike other councils and boards, the Grover Beach Council called for an ordinance that allows cultivation consistent with the 1996 California Compassionate Use Act. The state law permits patients and their primary caregivers to grow marijuana for personal medical use with a physician’s approval.

Many cities and counties are currently rushing to adopt ordinances regulating or banning medical marijuana cultivation and dispensaries. Cities and counties have until March 1 to adopt cultivation ordinances or they will cede regulatory control to the state. California legislators may extend the deadline, though.

Cities and counties have until Jan. 2018 to adopt regulations on dispensaries. Legislators could move up that deadline.

Grover Beach has an existing ban on brick and mortar dispensaries, according to a city staff report. City code does not impose restrictions on medical marijuana deliveries.

The council directed staff to return after March 1 with possible ways to regulate mobile dispensaries and marijuana deliveries within the city limits.

In San Luis Obispo County, the cities of Arroyo Grande and Pismo Beach are currently adopting ordinances banning medical marijuana grows. Last week, the San Luis Obispo City Council adopted a resolution stating the city’s zoning code prohibits marijuana cultivation, as well as marijuana businesses.

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted last week in favor of an ordinance that would limit marijuana cultivation in unincorporated areas of the county.



  1. jimmy_me says:

    I won’t visit, dine, or make any purchases in cities that ban individuals from growing their own cannabis. I’ll keep an eye on this issue so I know if I need to add Grover Beach to my “no buy” list.

    (1) 5 Total Votes - 3 up - 2 down
  2. CentralcoastRN says:

    I honestly don’t want Grover Beach to deal with ANYTHING else but the Sanitation district audit and the roads. I think these two issues are MORE than enough. The end.

    (7) 9 Total Votes - 8 up - 1 down
  3. Ted Slanders says:

    When is the United States going to act like a Christian Nation? Yahweh’s creation that go directly against His word will pay upon Judgment Day, and that is for sure.

    Our Bronze Age Jewish God Yahweh, of our Christian faith, states with specificity that EVERYTHING that He has produced is to be enjoyed, and that includes Marijuana!

    “The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:12)

    “ Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.” (Proverbs 15:17)

    “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” (Matthew 15:11)

    (4) 10 Total Votes - 7 up - 3 down
    • Limpohio says:

      Our country was not formed as a Christian nation according to the founding fathers.
      “I have found Christian dogma unintelligible…Some books on Deism fell into my hands…It happened that they wrought an effect on me quite contrary to what was intended by them; for the arguments of the deists, which were quoted to be refuted, appeared much stronger than the refutations; in short I soon became a thorough deist.”
      -Benjamin Franklin,
      When the clergy addressed General Washington on his departure from the government, it was observed in their consultation, that he had never, on any occasion, said a word to the public which showed a belief in the Christian religion, and they thought they should so pen their address, as to force him at length to declare publicly whether he was a Christian or not. They did so. However, the old fox was too cunning for them. He answered every article of their address particularly except that, which he passed over without notice….he never did say a word of it in any of his public papers…Governor Morris has often told me that General Washington believed no more of that (Christian) system than he himself did.
      -Thomas Jefferson
      “As the government of the United States of America is not on any sense founded on the Christian Religion, – as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of of Musselmen (Muslims), – and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”
      -Treaty of Tripoli, signed into law by John Adams
      There are many more examples if you want them.
      But a do agree they should not ban medical marjuana.

      (0) 0 Total Votes - 0 up - 0 down
  4. 65buick says:

    Those ranting: they aren’t banning medical. They’re banning huge grows for profit. There are no laws regarding for-profit mj. Things may change once CA legalizes rec. Pot.

    (1) 3 Total Votes - 2 up - 1 down
  5. joseywales says:

    grover beach council needs to grow its own marijuana and sell it and keep the proceeds and put the money to fixing is dam roads. or get off its arse and use the exorbitant amounts of property, income, sales, excise and gas taxes it’s citizens pay to fix the dam roads. INCOMPETENT.

    (10) 16 Total Votes - 13 up - 3 down
  6. standup says:

    The city of Paso Robles is looking at two options. One is a total ban and the other is forcing even personal use grows indoors. This was all put together by the lame city attorney with zero input from the public. Typical dictatorship crap. Come out in force on January 5th at 6:30 p.m. Our days of a government by the people and for the people are going, going, gone.

    (16) 18 Total Votes - 17 up - 1 down
  7. whatdouno says:

    I am still waiting for one of these cities to explain why they are banning medical marijuana. State law says a small grow for personal use is acceptable, the California Supreme Court recently ruled it is not against the law to grow medical marijuana, why this overly restrictive bans? There must be some reasoning for spend huge amounts of tax payer dollars on bans that have no teeth. So ridiculous. 12 people showed up at the planning commission meeting in Paso Robles, what is everyone sitting around doing, instead of going out and making your voices heard? They don’t have to take your rights you re just giving them away!

    (11) 15 Total Votes - 13 up - 2 down
    • kayaknut says:

      As with many things with the State they use vague terms and that allows for subjective interpretation. If they stated firm terms maybe some people would not be as concerned. What is “small grow”?, what is small to some may not be to others. State an exact number of plants.

      It likely is also since the State has said if there is no policy in place by a certain date the local body forfeits the right to control it and has to accept whatever the State says and that is why local bodies are at what seems to be a rush to put their own policies in place. So they can at least tell the State to take a flying leap. Then the local body can make any changes from then on without State interference.

      As with rights, many sit on the sidelines when rights are being taken away with the thought that whatever right they are working to take away doesn’t effect them. It only becomes a problem when it finally hits something they are concerned about but sometimes by then it is too late and the government has too much power.

      (3) 9 Total Votes - 6 up - 3 down
  8. abigchocoholic says:

    One more vote people.

    Just legalize it already. With no strings attached.

    And this charade can finally be over.

    (12) 16 Total Votes - 14 up - 2 down

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