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Month: May 2018

Property Value Impact When You Live Close to a Grow

http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/real-estate-news/article173621656.html If a marijuana grow warehouse opens nearby, will your home value suffer? By Hudson Sangree hsangree@sacbee.com Recreational weed is now legal in California. So what does that mean? In January 2018, state and local authorities will begin issuing licenses for the sale of legal recreational marijuana. But what do you need to know before…
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If a marijuana grow warehouse opens nearby, will your home value suffer?

Sacramentoi Bee Recreational weed is now legal in California. So what does that mean? In January 2018, state and local authorities will begin issuing licenses for the sale of legal recreational marijuana. But what do you need to know before you rush to the dispensary? Information courtesy of Ballotpedia.com. McClatchy Video produced by Emily Zentner/The…
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Cannabis-Related Lights Polluting SoHum Skies

North Coast Journal Once again spring brings light to the hills of the Emerald Counties — large industrial lights that flood valleys, glow into neighbors’ windows and possibly confuse wildlife, disrupting natural cycles. Rural communities complain that greenhouses constructed specifically for growing marijuana bring unwanted light into rural areas usually only lit by the stars,…
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Pot Stinks – Southern California flower town wrestles with odor amid shift to marijuana

Press Democrat CARPINTERIA — This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise. But change is in the air. And sometimes, they say, it stinks. That’s because marijuana…
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Three dead, five injured; driver arrested on suspicion of being under influence of marijuana: CHP

It’s just a plant. All natural The CHP said that compared to 2017 statistics, DUI-marijuana arrests in the Bay Area will be up by 70 percent by the end of 2018, if the current trend continues. http://www.ktvu.com/news/2-dead-3-critical-in-multi-vehicle-freeway-crash-in-fremont

Response to article by Alexa Wall in the recent Sonoma Gazette

Dear Editor, I took out a handkerchief as I read what Alexa Rae Wall had to say. It almost brought me to tears…it was quite a fairy tale to me. I have met Alexa and heard her during CAG meetings (Cannabis Advisory Group) which is advising the supervisors…To say that the group is unbalanced ((16…
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Sonoma County sees spate of marijuana-related home invasions

Authorities in Sonoma County are investigating a spate of violent marijuana-related home invasions by intruders who officials say are traveling from out of state for the robberies. In the latest robbery Wednesday, two men broke into a Santa Rosa home, tied up a female resident and made off with an unknown amount of marijuana. The…
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From the Field: An SOSN core member says goodbye to Sonoma County

One of our founders, who lives a rural part of the North County, has given up hope and is selling his property – most likely at a great loss – due to the incursion of 2 large commercial pot grows next door. “You’ll have to excuse my tone and directness, the past 7 months have…
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Lessons learned from marijuana legalization in Four States and D.C.

Executive Summary: It’s not working. https://learnaboutsam.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SAM-Lessons-Learned-From-Marijuana-Legalization-Digital.pdf “Apart from black market activity, legalization has potentially exacerbated other crimes as well. Though it cannot be said that crime has increased because of legalization, some trends are worth noting. The crime rate in Colorado has increased 11 times faster than the rest of the nation since legalization (Mitchell,…
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At Least Eleven Pot-Related Homicides Since Legalization, Colorado DA Says

George BrauchlerAugust 21, 2017 Editor’s note: The July 25 post “Shawn Geerdes’s Marijuana-Grow Murder Used to Attack Legal Pot” asserted that 18th Judicial District DA and 2018 Colorado gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler had attempted to score political points with anti-cannabis critics by way of post-prosecution statements such as, “Here is yet another violent crime related to marijuana. Whatever benefits…
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