Fontana Personal Cannabis Grow Lawsuit Decision

California Court Strikes Down Local Restrictions on Personal Cannabis Grows – A court this month decided that the City of Fontana has gone too far in restricting personal cannabis cultivation.  In June of 2017, the City of Fontana was sued over its personal cannabis cultivation restrictions.  On November 2, 2018, the Court issued its decision in the case, Mike Harris v. City of Fontana, and ruled against the City of Fontana striking various provisions from Fontana Ordinance 1758 enacting section 30-7(B) of the Fontana Municipal Code.  The Court also ruled that the cannabis personal grow permit fees currently adopted by the Fontana City Council are disallowed, though subject to reassessment in light of the corrected Ordinance. On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64 (also known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” or “AUMA”) which allows adults 21 and older to cultivate up to six marijuana plants inside…

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