Tehama County is located in California’s northern section. The largest city in the county is Red Bluff, which also serves as the seat of the county. The Sacramento River runs right through Tehama County, which had an estimated population of 63,463 according to the 2010 census.
Resolution No. 98-2005
Tehama County is currently governed by Resolution No. 98-2005, which was adopted by the county’s Board of Supervisors on September 27, 2005. This resolution effectively established the maximum allowable cultivation of marijuana for both outdoor and indoor growing. For outdoor cultivation, a maximum of 12 seedlings or 6 flowering or mature plants, and 8 ounces of dried marijuana are allowed per grower. For indoor cultivation, the limit is 12 seedlings or 6 flowering or mature plants, and 8 ounces dried marijuana. Staying within these limits guarantees the individual against legal prosecution. The unauthorized cultivation and processing of marijuana in Tehama County is a crime under California law, with the offender facing a possible 16-month prison term.
California State Law Restrictions on Tehama County
Tehama County is also governed by California laws that have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. For possession involving 28.5 grams of marijuana or less, the individual will only be charged with a civil infraction, which only involves a $100 fine. For the possession of marijuana in amounts exceeding 28.5 grams however, the offender faces charges that may result in a 6-month jail term and a $500 fine.
The unauthorized sale of marijuana in Tehama County is considered a felony under California law. Offenders face a possible 2- to 4-year prison term. If the sale of marijuana is made to a minor, the offender faces a possible 3- to 5-year prison sentence. All marijuana related offenses may also result in the suspension of the offender’s driver’s license if the accused is younger than 21 years of age.