CALIFORNIA: Sacramento County supervisors are expected Tuesday to limit the indoor growth of marijuana to nine plants per house in unincorporated areas.
The indoor restriction comes nearly two months after the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to ban outdoor marijuana growth, joining a number of other California cities and counties that have targeted cultivation in response to safety and nuisance complaints. Sheriff Scott Jones said earlier this year a profusion of marijuana grows have led to burglaries and, in some cases, fatal shootings.
Supervisors said a separate indoor rule that allows for limited growth acknowledges the need for patients to provide for their own needs without disturbing other county residents. The new ordinance allows for indoor growth of nine plants only in single-family detached homes. It also specifies that plants must be concealed from public view.
Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan introduced the restrictions earlier this year, citing complaints from residents.