Medical Marijuana Laws Changing In Santa Cruz This May

CALIFORNIA:  A new Santa Cruz County ordinance is going into effect this May that will ban all unincorporated residents from growing commercial marijuana.

The only exception for growing pot was given to medical marijuana patients, who are allowed to grow a small amount for personal use. Patients can have personal grows up to 100 square feet.

Law enforcers also plan to step up their efforts shutting down secret grow houses and arresting residents who violate the new ordinance.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office will dedicate a special compliance enforcement team to investigate hash oil labs, environmental degradation, and neighborhood concerns about drugs. So far, 141 complaints made by neighbors have come into the office that will be prioritized by deputies and investigated.