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Clovis delays vote on medical marijuana rules

A second vote to update Clovis' medical marijuana ordinance has been delayed to next month to give the city attorney more time to determine whether the city can ban the outright growing of the crop.

The city already bans outdoor marijuana gardens, dispensaries and patient-to-patient sales.

On Sept. 10, the Clovis City Council introduced new rules for its 6-year-old ordinance that would make it more difficult to grow the crop indoors.

Among the new rules, the ordinance would restrict the growing of pot plants to a 32-square-foot indoor area that can't be seen from the outside.

A second vote of the ordinance was supposed to happen Monday. But the vote was postponed to Oct. 8 to give City Attorney David Wolfe time to research the legal consequences of banning the cultivation of medical marijuana.