Court Case Filed Against Measure N

A court case has been filed regarding the constitutionality of Measure N. The plaintiff – Gail Bennett-Wofford of Upper Lake – says the measure infringes on her rights to private land, and that the ordinance allows entry of private property “to criminalize private non-commercial behavior.” Bennett-Wofford grows and cultivates “holistic medicine” for family members with prescription needs on some of her property in Upper Lake. She says under the new ordinance, law enforcement is authorized to enter her private property without a warrant. Measure N bans outdoor cultivation within community growth boundaries, limits indoor grows to 100 square feet or less, and keeps outdoor cultivation 1,000 feet from schools or parks and 100 feet from bodies of water.