When California voters passed Proposition 64 in November, allowing recreational use of marijuana across the state, it came with the caveat that communities would still have broad discretion to set local regulations.
In Roseville, and Placer County in general, this means a fairly limited set of options for people who want to use marijuana.
On May 25, the Roseville Planning Commission is scheduled to consider an amendment to the city’s medical marijuana ordinance passed last year.
The ordinance allows only medical marijuana patients or qualified caregivers to grow up to six plants, but it prohibits marijuana dispensaries, testing laboratories and recreational delivery in Roseville. The revised ordinance would allow any resident to grow up to six plants in 50 square feet of a residence, but it would maintain the other prohibitions.
“It was hard to write a staff report, because we’re not doing that much,” Roseville Planning Manager Greg Bitter said on Tuesday afternoon, hours after he submitted a draft to the city attorney’s office. “We really are just going to regulate recreational marijuana the same way we regulate medical marijuana.”