Oroville Mercury Register:
On a 4-1 vote that saw none of the supervisors particularly happy with the measure — and Chico Supervisor Larry Wahl staunchly opposed — an ordinance that goes into effect in 30 days was adopted.
The measure prohibits outdoor marijuana gardens on lots smaller than 0.5 acre. It allows up to 12 plants (six mature and six immature) on parcels larger than 0.5 acre but smaller than 1.5 acre. On parcels smaller than 3 acres, 36 plants (18 mature and 18 immature) are allowed. The total allowable number of plants tops out at 99 on property larger than 40 acres.
At the other end of the marijuana debate were people who said the ordinance hurt the “little guys.”
While the ordinance prohibits outside grows on lots smaller than 0.5 acre, it permits indoor gardens in free-standing buildings of 120 square feet on lots anywhere in county jurisdiction.