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No. This ordinance regulates the place and manner in which Marijuana can be grown in unincorporated Butte County. A doctor's recommendation does not make a patient/caretaker exempt from the requirements of the ordinance.
A greenhouse must be fully enclosed and securable to be considered an indoor grow and it may be no larger than 120 square feet in size.
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Anyone can now complain. Under the County's ordinance, information regarding a person making a complaint will be kept confidential and only disclosed to the hearing officer if the matter proceeds to a hearing authorized under the ordinance. All other information for the compliance program will be subject to the rules and requirements of the California Public Records Act (California Government Code Section 6250 et seq.) While the County will abide by the confidentiality provisions of the Marijuana Ordinance, the County cannot guarantee that information will remain confidential if the disclosure is compelled in any subsequent or associated legal action, pursuant to a valid applicable State or Federal law, or pursuant to a valid court order.
Yes, $500 per day for the first 72-hour period then fines increase to $1,000 per day until the hearing date, abatement, or compliance is met.
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Yes; however, the cultivation area (medical) and plant count (non-medical) remain the same regardless of the number of people involved.
This would depend on the zoning of your parcel and would require a meeting with the Butte County Planning Division to determine.
Indoors means entirely within a private residence or accessory structure, considering all buildings or building upgrades for cultivation are permitted.