Medical marijuana battle rages in Susanville

November 15, 2006

Sam Williams, Lassen County Times

SUSANVILLE -- Local

html?articleId=21543255424312354#' target='_top'>medical marijuana grower Timothy Ziegler, 47, insists he’s doing nothing wrong by asserting his right to grow and distribute medical marijuana — despite firm resistance from Lassen County’s law enforcement and government communities. Ziegler claims he has the legal right to grow and distribute medical marijuana under California law, specifically, Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, passed by California voters in 1996 — regardless of what local leaders have to say about it.

That view, and the whole medical marijuana issue, has led him into conflict with the Lassen County Narcotics Task Force, the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office, the Susanville Police Department, the Susanville City Council, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Department and the Lassen County Board of Supervisors. And the battle continues today.

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