Marijuana consultants and lobbyists can claim a victory in the city of Compton. The January 10 council agenda will start the process of amending a city ordinance, which would allow marijuana cultivation in private residences and within limited areas. They also want a CEQA exemption to bypass environmental studies.
2 Urban Girls contacted City Attorney Craig Cornwell, to inquire on the amended language of the ordinance to which he responded:
With Proposition 64 passing in November there are certain aspects the City does not have a say in…indoor cultivation in private homes up to 6 plants is a state requirement now.
9. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COMPTON AMENDING SECTION 9-24 OF ARTICLE, II (REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO SPECIFIC BUSINESSES, PROFESSIONS AND TRADES) OF CHAPTER IX (GENERAL LICENSING) OF THE COMPTON MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROHIBIT COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA ACTIVITY AND MARIJUANA DELIVERIES AND TO ADOPT REGULATIONS FOR INDOOR MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AT PRIVATE RESIDENCES, AMENDING CHAPTER XXX (ZONING) OF THE COMPTON MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROHIBIT COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA USES AND MARIJUANA CULTIVATION WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, IN ALL ZONES IN THE CITY AND MAKING A FINDING OF EXEMPTION FROM CEQA UNDER SECTION 15061(b)(3) OF CEQA GUIDLINES (First Reading)