Month: March 2018

SOS Neighborhoods new TV Commercial

Watch for our new TV spot coming this week: And keep those letters to the newspapers, County Supervisors and staff coming in. This is your critical opportunity to keep Sonoma County from becoming a crime infested wasteland of pot grows and stoned drivers.

Why has Sonoma County chosen to be at the forefront of commercial pot production?

Other jurisdictions have tried it, or looked at it, and ran away Is it the cash? – an opportunity to gain some cash for county coffers? Or Is it a misguided idea that we are obligated to grow it here because it was legalized by Proposition 64? Either answer is a bad answer and a…
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From the Field: Lost our family get togethers

One member in Petaluma reports…. We have had a Christmas cookie bake at our house every year for the past 15 years.  6 families come together, the ovens are going all day and we open the doors and windows.  The smell of cookies is everywhere, and the kids run around inside and out playing and…
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A recent member submission: “AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SONOMA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Dear Supervisors, My wife and I live on a 2.5 acre parcel on a quiet residential street in unincorporated Sebastopol. We have lived here for 25 years. We raised our daughter here. This is a neighborhood filled with children. Then, last…
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From the Field: A powerful letter recently submitted by member and Petaluma local Colleen Mahoney to the Board of Supervisors:

March 22, 2018 Supervisor David Rabbitt Board of Supervisors 575 Administration Drive Room 100A Santa Rosa, CA 95403 RE: Pending Applications for Commercial Cannabis Farms Sonoma County, Specifically Application No. UPC17-0095 Dear Supervisor Rabbitt, The Mahoney family has lived on our 60+ acre ranch at 2781 Middle Two Rock Road, Petaluma for over 4 generations.…
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Growers in Fear Concerned about having grow locations known. Prefer hiding behind your place

Some growers or land owners have contacted us to express concern that their safety might be compromised by having the public information about their proposals listed here. We certainly don’t wish harm on anyone.  Read More….

Sonoma County CAG  (Cannabis Advisory Group) membership conflicts of interest highlighted in formal complaint by SOSN

The Cannabis Advisory Group Should Disclose All Conflicts of Interest Dear Ms. Bratton and Mr. Goldstein: I am concerned that many members of Cannabis Advisory Group (CAG) are using their positions on the CAG to influence decisions in which they have a financial interest or an organizational responsibility. They may also have personal relationships that…
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From the field: PD Post. I can no longer enjoy my back yard

Commercial cannabis  EDITOR: Sonoma County’s cannabis growing businesses should be allowed only in industrial zones, not in neighborhoods. One popped up next door to me and turned my life upside down. This unpermitted operation sits on my fence line and is practically in my backyard. I can no longer enjoy my backyard or live comfortably…
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California’s New Pot Laws Face Bumpy Rollout

Many experts say the state is blunting its own effort with over-regulation and high taxes, potentially stifling a high-growth market   By Nour Malas March 24, 2018 7:00 a.m. ET 71 COMMENTS SAN FRANCISCO—California has long been seen by outsiders as a sort of Wild West of weed, with marijuana growers and medical dispensaries operating for…
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Wine and Marijuana, What could go wrong?

Cannabis and Wine in Sonoma County The Cannabis Advisory Group was formed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to advise the Supervisors on Cannabis regulations.  It consists of 20 volunteers, mostly involved in the Cannabis business. At the Feb 27th meeting some the CAG board members comments were: Grapes use more water than Cannabis…
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