BOS Approves Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

The Lake County Board of Super­vi­sors (BOS) held an all-day ses­sion yes­ter­day to dis­cuss the pro­posed mar­i­juana cul­ti­va­tion ordi­nance, and unan­i­mously approved it. The ordi­nance will limit indoor cul­ti­va­tion to 100-square feet and restrict out­door cul­ti­va­tion within com­mu­nity growth bound­aries. Addi­tion­ally, the pro­posed ordi­nance will allow out­door cul­ti­va­tion in lim­ited amounts as long as the par­cel is one acre or larger and out­side of the com­mu­nity growth bound­aries. Col­lec­tive or coop­er­a­tive orga­ni­za­tions will also be allowed to grow up to 48 mature plants as long as the prop­erty is at least 20 acres and located on an “A” agri­cul­ture zoned prop­erty. The ordi­nance will now go to the Board of Equal­iza­tion for fur­ther review and approval, then return to the BOS in late Jan­u­ary to early February.