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West Sacramento Bans Outdoor Pot Farming

West Sacramento Bans Outdoor Pot Farming
Posted February 6th, 2014 @ 6:04pm by KFBK News - Tom Cutler

Following the lead of many California cities and counties, West Sacramento is taking a stand against marijuana growing.

Outdoor pot farming has been nixed in West Sacramento because of a doubling in the amount of complaints between 2012 and 2013.  

Mayor Christopher Cabaldon says outdoor grows are magnets for crime, leading to a rise in break-ins and theft overall.  

Cabaldon told a local TV station his city is taking a reasonable approach to marijuana and doing what it can to keep it out of the hands of kids.  

Residents are worried the ban may actually increase crime as criminals will just start breaking into homes where they suspect residents are growing it.  

Sacramento, Roseville and Elk Grove already have the same laws on the books. 

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