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MARIN COUNTY'S NEWS MONTHLY - FREE PRESS
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July, 2009


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Mendocino County Approves Zip-tie Marijuana Fee
By Michael O'Faolain

As is normal for governmental deliberations, it took two months longer than anticipated. But on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors by unanimous vote added the voluntary medical marijuana zip tie fee of $25 per plant to the County's master fee schedule.
As reported in the Coastal Post in April, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman proposed that the zip ties would be sold by the Public Health Department in order to assure compliance with the privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Applicants would be required to present their California Medical Marijuana Card. They will be issued six zip ties unless their doctor recommends more.

The ties would be wrapped around the base of the plant and would be imprinted with "Mendocino County MMP" and a serial number. This would simplify investigation of marijuana gardens by creating a clearly separate identity for legal growing in order to identify illegal commercial growing.

Details of the administrative process are still being debated in committee. Fourth District Supervisor Kendall Smith reported the final committee recommendations wouldn't be ready until after the start of the 2009/10 fiscal year. Board Chairman John Pinches indicated that the fee would be reduced for veterans and disabled patients.




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