Petition Challenges No Grow Ordiance Clearlake

A petition challenging the newly approved no grow marijuana ordinance in Clearlake has been subnmitted with over a thousand signatures. The petition asks that a referendum be placed on a ballot, allowing voters to decide on the no grow measure. The city council passed the ordinance in late February citing safety issues and cost. While considering the ordinance, the city’s Finance Director told the council that approximately $113,000 had been spent by the city in just seven months dealing with issues related to cultivation. 638 of the signatures on the petition are needed for it to be verified. The city council will either approve the referendum or place it on a ballot for voters to decide. A lawsuit against Clearlake’s ban on marijuana cultivation within city was filed in Lake County Superior Court last week.