Suit Hits City's Restrictions on Recreational Pot Growers

A lawsuit filed against the Southern California city of Fontana claims an ordinance makes it unreasonably difficult and expensive for adult residents to grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use under the state's voter-approved Proposition 64.

The American Civil Liberties Union of California and the Drug Policy Alliance sued Monday in San Bernardino County Superior Court, seeking to bar Fontana from enforcing its ordinance.

The local law requires residents to get a $411 permit and pay for fingerprint background checks to show they have no drug-related felony convictions in the past five years, among many other restrictions.

Fontana City Attorney Jeff Ballinger tells the San Bernardino Sun newspaper there would be no comment until the City Council and his office have a chance to review the complaint.

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