CALIFORNIA: Fresno County supervisors will consider a variety of options Tuesday to alter the county’s stringent, zero-tolerance rules for medical marijuana. But the only thing they appear inclined to change is to have someone other than themselves take over the chore of hearing marijuana appeals.
The county currently bans marijuana cultivation, even for medicinal purposes, and imposes stiff fines on county-area residents who get caught growing pot. Those rules have spawned hours-long hearings before county supervisors of appeals from marijuana growers who were fined.
One suggestion before county supervisors Tuesday is to remove the outright ban on marijuana plants and allow 12 to be grown by patients needing medical marijuana.
County Counsel Dan Cederborg said the proposal was to give supervisors options for “discussion purposes.”
Medical marijuana advocates were hoping for more definitive changes.