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Jackson Passes Pot Ban

Jackson Passes Pot Ban 

The Jackson City Council has electing to ban the commercial sale and growing of recreational marijuana.  With the passage of Proposition 64 in November, local governments across the state are deciding how and what to permit in terms of recreational pot-relate land uses.  Discussing the issue last night, the Jackson Council directed city staff to prepare bans on the commercial sale, growing, processing and testing of recreational marijuana.  This matches the city's existing bans on medical pot facilities.  Personal use and the growing of up to six pots plants will remain legal under Prop 64, but the city does plan to pass a yearly permit for those who wish to grow marijuana for personal use.  The city also plans on putting in place a tax on marijuana that would come into effect if the city ever legalized pot businesses in the future.  In other business the Council voted to renew the city's contract for City Engineering services with Weber-Gio and Associates.  The firm has been Jackson's City Engineer since 1995.  The Council also voted to renew the emergency declaration, as work continues to repair the access road to the city's sewer treatment plant.


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