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Sonora City Council Planning To Take Action On Marijuana

Sonora, CA — The Sonora City Council will debate issues related to marijuana legalization this evening.

On the agenda will be the first reading of an ordinance to limit the number of marijuana plants that can be grown indoors to six, with requirements like permission from the landowner and that growers conform to existing building codes. In addition, there must be a filtering system installed and a lockable door that prevents access by minors. The ordinance also calls for a ban on all outdoor cultivation. Tonight will be the first reading of the ordinance with a final vote anticipated early next month.

The city is still reviewing possibilities related to commercial cannabis and dispensaries. Citing that the State of California will begin issuing commercial cannabis licenses on January 1st, the council will vote on a temporary ban on commercial cannabis businesses in the city. Meeting documents indicate that this will allow additional time for staff to review items related to potential marijuana dispensaries, manufacturing or testing in the county. Today’s meeting starts at 5pm at Sonora City Hall. It is open to the public.

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors discussed marijuana last week at a special meeting. Click here to view the recap.