Although some have argued that legal recreational marijuana cultivation could be a beneficial industry for Shasta County, the board of supervisors is taking to steps to keep that from happening. On Tuesday the board will vote on whether to amend the county’s restrictive marijuana ordinance in light of Proposition 64, which de-criminalizes recreation marijuana statewide. The measure itself allows a lot of wiggle room for counties that wish to suppress industrial-scale pot farming. The adjustments being proposed for Shasta County would, in effect, kill any notions of commercial production or sales of marijuana. It would continue the previous restrictions of medical marijuana, with some exceptions. Prop 64 allows counties to ban outdoor growing but it does not allow a ban on growing up to 6 plants indoors for personal use. It no longer needs to be in an accessory building, the specifications of which proved virtually impossible to meet. That 6 plant limit is half of what the county had allowed for medical use, and that 12 plant limit would be maintained, but only for medical pot. The recreational limit would be 6. The county also wants to require a permit for personal cultivation, though it’s unclear whether that aligns with the new law. The most obvious downside to the county in preventing a commercial marijuana industry is missing out on the potential for a significant tax revenue. The measure specifically says that counties that enact such prohibitions are forbidden from getting any benefit from the statewide law enforcement fund established from the collection of taxes.