One of our members touched on a subject that affects everyone interested in personal outdoor cultivation, especially patients. The local cannabis issue is actually broader than licensing a dispensary in Sonoma. This city, along with many other cities and counties across California, are grappling with crafting ordinances that include regulations on personal indoor/outdoor cultivation, commercial cultivation, recreational retail, testing labs, manufacturing, kitchens, distribution services, how much to tax any cannabis businesses, and more – no easy task.
Some decisions will be relatively simple for the city to make. However, the issue of outdoor personal cultivation could be sticky. In this respect, patients are paramount. Outdoor cultivation for medical patients comes part and parcel with the issue of local access. Is it proper to deny patients the opportunity to cultivate their own medicine outdoors?