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Medical marijuana on the November ballot

By Vienna Montague, Producer
Published On: Mar 18 2014 09:04:28 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 18 2014 09:08:05 PM CDT
REDDING, Calif. -

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors has voted to put the issue of medical marijuana grows to the voters.

There were a few clarifications, but little discussion, as the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to allow registered Shasta County voters to make the decision.

The vote was made after eleven speakers commented. Nine of the voters were in favor of medical marijuana, two of the voters were against it. All eleven, however, wanted to see the issue on the ballot.

The ordinance banning all outdoor marijuana growing is not currently in effect because those opposing it gathered enough signatures.

County Clerk Cathy Darling Allen told the Board of Supervisors that adding this to the ballot will cost the county around $80,000.

Supervisor Les Baugh still holds true to his position on the issue.

“This is not about medical marijuana. It’s about profit. Grandma’s two pot plants didn’t pay professionals to gather signatures,” he said.