Placer County Supervisors to Discuss Marijuana Regulation

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It may be a small town, but Sheridan (population 1,238) has caught the eye of the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

"We have received an increased number of complaints in the last six months," county spokesperson Bekki Riggan said.

She added that the complaints stem from the amount of marijuana that grows in the region.

Tuesday morning, the Board of Supervisors will hold the first public meeting about the cultivation of marijuana.

"When you come into city limits you run into the odor right there and it's all through town. I hate it," resident Warren Haddox said.

According to Riggan, there are three options supervisors can vote on to take steps toward banning marijuana grows, regulating them or doing nothing pending upcoming state legislation.

Of the three options, Local California NORML and Americans for Safe Access advocate Richard Miller said he hopes the county regulates medicinal grows because, right now, he says many growers are confused.

"I am a firm believer in regulations, so patients can know what they can do," he said. "Lack of regulation has caused a problem. Some people are going under guise of medical and [gardens are] blowing up."

Miller said he would like to see the county regulate the location of legal grows by requiring locked gates and fences.

The public is invited to attend the Placer County Board of Supervisors' meeting at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at 175 Fulweiler Ave. in Auburn.

 

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