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7.45.010 PURPOSE.

This chapter is enacted to address the health and safety concerns regarding the cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana and marijuana products within the community and the outdoor cultivation of marijuana at private residences, including, but not limited to, compatibility of these uses with sensitive neighboring uses and potential security concerns with the open and obvious cultivation and sale of marijuana, resulting from the approval of Proposition 64 entitled "The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act" by California voters on November 8, 2016, which legalized the possession and use of marijuana by persons 21 years of age and older, and made lawful, subject to State licensing, the cultivation, testing, and sale of nonmedical marijuana.