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Lodi City Council approves temporary ban on growing medical marijuana outdoors

City staff has 45 days to come up with ordinance on medicinal grows

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Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 5:56 am, Thu Nov 8, 2012.

The Lodi City Council approved a temporary ban on qualified patients and caregivers growing medical marijuana outdoors, but will still allow indoor cultivation as long as it cannot be seen or smelled from the public right-of-way.

On Wednesday, the council in a 4-0 vote OK'd the temporary ban that gives city staff 45 days to come up with a permanent solution or ordinance regulating the grows. If it will take staff longer, the council can extend the ban up to a year.

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  • Nick Sanserino posted at 3:05 pm on Wed, Feb 6, 2013.

    Nsanserino Posts: 1

    You have your opinions about the growing of pot outside and i have mine. Honestly, you are putting citizens that need the medical benefits at a hard crossroad, in order to still grow legally in Lodi you must now grow under concealment. So you can;t grow outdoors and get proper nourishment. So you are forced to move indoors, here is something you don't know it can cost hundreds to around a thousand dollars to fit a room inside of a home for growing. That being said with this ban you force citizens to spend up to 1000$ just to grow something that they benefit from. Now I understand that pot has an odor that is disturbing to many people but many stores carry air treatment products, that if placed in say your backyard and now even in liquid form in your soil while growing absorbs a large amount of the scent given off greatly reducing this problem. So now you tell me is it harder for someone to come up with 1000$ dollars or for you to tell your kids at respectful age that it is a plant used to treat glaucoma, controls epileptic seizures, stops the spread of cancer, decreases anxiety, slows down the progress of Alzheimer, helps inflammatory bowel disease, treats pain, and much much more.

    -thank you for your time.

    Nicholas A. Sanserino

  • miguel johnson posted at 11:16 am on Thu, Nov 8, 2012.

    Miguel 128 Posts: 2

    I think this is great for the community!!! People who use and grow pot for whatever reason, shouldn't have the right to affect others in the community. I mean come on, who wants to voluntarily live next to a pot farm in town, I don't, and sure as heck don't want my kids being exposed to that. Way to go council, and lets get it banned outdoors completely and for good.



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