Square footage requirements have always been an indoor restriction simply because the inside yields are so small

, that 6 plants were totally inadequate to supply enough medicine to meet most patients needs. Size restrictions were created to allow for more than 6 plants to be grown. Somehow these restrictions have migrated outside in our County’s ordinance. There is no law that restricts the size of outdoor gardens in California (although four counties in total have tried - all are being challenged). These are are ASA’s current recommendations for outside plant numbers according to the size of the lot: Less than 1 acre: personal grows for 1 patient and 1 relative living on the same parcel More than one, less than 5 acres: 1 personal, 1 relative, 3 collective members More than five, less than 10 acres: 1 personal and 6 family or collective members More than ten, less than 20 acres: 1 personal and up to 8 collective members More than 20 acres: as much as allowed by CA State law (Not to exceed 99)

We are fine with the 1000’ setback from schools, parks and youth oriented facilities, but we strongly object to the inclusion of “school bus stops, school evacuation zones, and home daycare centers.” These were added to create a de facto ban and are not part of any state law or restriction. The Primary Residence clause was created to stop people from turning houses into grow operations (where no one lives). What it does is prevent a person who has a secondary home in an outlying rural area from growing his medicine where it would cause less “nuisance.” It also prevents collective grows as the other members generally live elsewhere. The notarized Landlord letter requirement is ridiculous as NO owner is going to sign a document that could potentially incriminate them the Federal authorities. The matter

can be dealt with in a lease. If the Owner doesn’t want cannabis cultivation in his home or on his property, just insert a clause that prohibits that behavior. If they do not care, just leave that clause out. We also object to the broad definitions in the Ordinance like Hearing Officer. This person has absolute authority to decide whether a garden is in compliance. Who are they, what are their qualifications, why is hearsay evidence allowed? We also strongly object that any County Officer or agent may enter the premises during normal business hours without notice or a warrant. County Counsel assures us they will follow the rules, so why not state them clearly in the Ordinance so they are not subject to interpretation?