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Except where the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall govern the construction of this chapter:

“Cultivation” means the planting, growing, harvesting, drying, processing, or storage of one or more marijuana plants or any part thereof in any location, indoor or outdoor, including from within a fully enclosed and secure building.

“Enforcing officer” means the Health Officer or the Sheriff, or the authorized deputies or designees of either or any person employed by Sierra County and appointed to the position of code enforcement officer, each of whom is independently authorized to enforce this chapter.

“Indoor” or “Indoors” means within a fully enclosed and secure structure that complies with the California Building Code (CBC), as adopted by Sierra County, that has a complete roof enclosure supported by connecting walls extending from the ground to the roof, and a foundation, slab, or equivalent base to which the floor is securely attached. The structure must be secure against unauthorized entry, accessible only through one or more lockable doors, and constructed of solid materials that cannot easily be broken through, such as two-inch by four-inch or thicker studs overlain with three-eighths-inch or thicker plywood or equivalent materials.

“Legal parcel” means any parcel of real property that may be separately sold in compliance with the Subdivision Map Act (Division 2 (commencing with Cal. Gov’t Code § 66410) of Title 7 of the Government Code).

“Marijuana plant” means any mature or immature marijuana plant, including without limitation, any marijuana seedling.

“Outdoor” or “outdoors” means any location that is not “indoors” within a fully enclosed and secure structure as defined herein.

“Premises” shall mean a single, legal parcel of property. Where contiguous legal parcels are under common ownership or control, such contiguous legal parcels shall be counted as a single “premises” for purposes of this chapter.

“Primary caregiver” shall have the meaning set forth in Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 11362.5 and 11362.7 et seq.

“Qualified patient” shall have the meaning set forth in Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 11362.5 and 11362.7 et seq.

“School” means an institution of learning for minors, whether public or private, offering a regular course of instruction required by the California Education Code. This definition includes a nursery school, kindergarten, elementary school, middle or junior high school, senior high school, or any special institution of education, but it does not include a home school, vocational or professional institution of higher education, including a community or junior college, college, or university. (Ord. 1055, eff. 8/21/14)

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