The process by which cannabis flowers are produced. cannabis cultivation is a term that refers to the cultivation of cannabis, whether in a commercial facility or in a family garden. Cannabis cultivation can be done outdoors, but is much more likely to be done indoors in a hydroponic environment (without soil). The purpose and intent of this chapter is to regulate the cultivation of marijuana in a manner that protects the health, safety and welfare of the community in accordance with Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Marijuana Use Control, Regulation, and Taxation Act (“AUMA).
This chapter is not intended to interfere with a patient's right to medical marijuana, as provided in California Health and Safety Code Section 11362.5, nor does it criminalize the possession or cultivation of medical marijuana through specifically defined person classifications, in accordance with state law. This chapter is not intended to give any person unrestricted legal authority to grow marijuana; it is simply intended to place zoning restrictions on personal indoor marijuana cultivation permitted by AUMA when authorized by California state law for medical or other legal purposes under the nation. law. Walls and ceilings should be constructed of solid materials that cannot be easily broken, such as nominal two-inch by four-inch or thicker mullions lined with three-eighth-inch or thicker plywood or the equivalent.
Plastic sheets, regardless of caliber, or similar products do not meet this requirement. If indoor grow lamps or air filtration systems are used, they must comply with California building, electrical and fire codes adopted in the City of Folsom. Growing marijuana outdoors and growing marijuana for non-personal uses are expressly prohibited in all areas and districts of the City of Folsom. It is hereby declared illegal, a public nuisance and a violation of this chapter that any person who owns, leases, occupies, or is in charge of or possesses any parcel within the city causes or permits such parcel to be used for the cultivation of marijuana, unless the person is authorized by state law to cultivate marijuana for a specifically authorized purpose within a private residence in a residential area, and such authorized producer meets all of the requirements of this chapter.
No person will grow marijuana on any plot until they first obtain a permit from the building department and pay the fee that is required and established by resolution of the city council. Odors that disturb people of reasonable sensitivity who reside or are present on adjacent or nearby properties or in areas open to the public. Repeated responses to the package from law enforcement personnel. A repeated interruption of the free movement of people or vehicles in the neighborhood, excessive noise that disturbs people of normal sensitivity in adjacent or nearby properties or areas open to the public.
Any other neighborhood impacts that disrupt normal activity in the area, including but not limited to growth of visible lighting outside the home, excessive vehicle traffic or parking occurring in or near the home, and excessive noise emanating from the home. The remedies and penalties provided here are cumulative, alternative and not exclusive. The use of one does not preclude the use of any other criminal, civil or administrative remedy or sanction authorized by, or set forth in, the Folsom Municipal Code. None of the sanctions or remedies authorized by, or set forth in, the Folsom Municipal Code shall prevent the City from using any other sanction or remedy under state law that may be available to enforce this section or to lessen a public nuisance.
Violation of this chapter will constitute an offense punishable as a misdemeanor or offense at the discretion of the city attorney. Grass, general term for any plant that grows where you don't want it. Ever since humans first tried to grow plants, they have had to fight weed invasion in areas chosen for cultivation. Later, some unwanted plants were found to have virtues that were not originally suspected, so they were removed from the weed category and put into cultivation.
Other cultivated plants, when transplanted to new climates, escape cultivation and become weeds or invasive species. Therefore, the category of weeds is constantly changing, and the term is relative. A fully enclosed and secure structure used for cannabis cultivation that is separate from the main residential structure in a premises must maintain a minimum 10 foot retreat from any property line. Some cannabis growers cover the walls of their grow room with some type of reflective material (often Mylar or Visqueen) or, alternatively, white paint to maximize efficiency.
Emphasis on advanced cultivation techniques, as well as the availability of hybrid strains (with names such as Northern Lights, Master Kush, NYC Diesel), is believed to be a factor in increasing the overall quality and variety of commercially available cannabis in recent decades. Cannabis cultivation may not occur so much in an isolated structure as within a residence on the same plot. It is hereby declared illegal and a public nuisance that any person who owns, leases, occupies, or has charge or possession of any parcel in the City of Rancho Cordova causes or permits such parcel to be used for the cultivation of cannabis plants within a completely enclosed and secure structure on the plot, except as provided in subsections (B) and (C) of this section. Any plot where cannabis is grown must be surrounded by a solid fence at least six feet high;.
Lighting for cannabis cultivation shall not exceed 1,200 watts and will comply with California Building, Electricity and Fire Codes adopted by the city;. Some theories suggest that it is possible to breed hermaphrodite cannabis selectively to express female bloom before male flowering occurs, although this type of selective reproduction is beyond the capabilities of most growers. It is hereby made illegal for any person who owns, leases, occupies, or is in charge of or owns any parcel within the City of Rancho Cordova to create public nuisance in the course of cannabis cultivation. Any cannabis growing area located within a residence will not create a moisture or mold problem in violation of state health and safety codes of the Rancho Cordova Building;.
Any cannabis cultivation that violates this chapter is also subject to the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act (Division 10 of the California Health and Safety Code), including the provisions of Chapter 8 (beginning with Section 1146) relating to seizure, confiscation and destruction of property. It is hereby declared illegal and a public nuisance for any person who owns, leases, occupies, or has charge or possession of any parcel within any zoning district in the City of Rancho Cordova to cause or permit such parcel to be used for outdoor cannabis cultivation, regardless of whether said crop is for medical, recreational, personal or commercial uses. A notarized signature of the property owner consenting to the cultivation of cannabis on the premises on a form acceptable to the City will be made available to the City at the request of any City official. The cannabis growing area will not adversely affect the health or safety of nearby residents by creating dust, glare, heat, noise, smoke, traffic, vibration, or other impacts, and will not be hazardous due to the use or storage of materials, processes, products or waste;.