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Kern County officials continues to reject marijuana

Tehachapi latest city to ban pot
Posted at 12:57 PM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 15:57:09-05

Tehachapi is the latest city to ban marijuana. Monday night Tehachapi's city council voted 4-1 to ban commercial use and outdoor growth of marijuana. But the city still permits the state allowed personal growth of th marijuana, which is six mature plants.

Monday's vote comes over a year after Californians voted to legalize marijuana 7,979,041 (57.1%) to 5,987,020 (42.9%) against. Meanwhile, Kern County voters went against pot 119,102 (54.7%) while 98,657 (45.3%) voted yes.

Here's how city and county officials have voted on marijuana:

12/18/17: Tehachapi City Council voted 4-1 against commercial use of marijuana.

11/21/17: Arvin City Council voted 4-0 against the sale of marijuana in the county, except to distributors.

11/21/17: Taft City Council voted 5-0 against commercial use of marijuana.

10/24/17: Kern County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 against commercial use of marijuana.

10/21/17: Bakersfield City Council voted 5-1-1 against commercial use of marijuana.

Of the above, Arvin is the only one to legalize the commercial growth of marijuana. In their 4-0 vote, they permitted up to 1,350,000 square feet of indoor growth of marijuana with no nursery exceeding 25,000 square feet of growth.

According to California Law, after voters approved Prop 64 to legalize recreational use of marijuana, city and county officials have until the end of 2017 to create regulations to ban parts of the law. If they do not, then that city or county will follow the California law for marijuana.

Delano City Council voted on their own marijuana ordnance on Monday night. 23 ABC is still waiting for the official result of that vote.