ARTICLE 72 SEC. 21-72 REGULATIONS FOR THE CULTIVATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA
It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors to prohibit the large scale cultivation of marijuana used for non-medical purposes, while regulating the cultivation of limited amounts of marijuana for medical purposes to accommodate the needs of qualified patients and/or their caregivers, in order to protect Lake County’s unique and sensitive environment, and to preserve the public peace, health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of, and visitors to the County.
SUMMARY OF LAKE COUNTY MARIJUANA CULTIVATION REGULATIONS
Chapter 21, Article 72 of Lake County Code (Measure N); prepared July1, 2014
Outdoor Cultivation Limits and Environmental Standards:
Cultivation on vacant properties is prohibited. Permitted residence required. The qualifying patient or primary caregiver engaged in the cultivation must reside at the site. Greenhouses and “hoophouses” considered to be outdoor cultivation.
- Outdoor cultivation, including cultivation within greenhouses or “hoop houses” is
prohibited on any parcel that is located within a Community Growth Boundary (as
designated by the Lake County General Plan), and on any parcel that is one (1) acre or smaller located outside of a Community Growth Boundary.
- Outdoor cultivation shall not exceed 6 mature or 12 immature plants on parcels larger than 1.00 acre. ( See exception for Collective cultivation)