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Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Meeting 3/13/18 8:30 AM

Board of Supervisors Chambers 575 Administration Drive Room 102A Santa Rosa, CA 95403 38.464779, -122.725614 Google Maps™ Directions Meeting Documentation Agenda Addendum [PDF: 124 KB] Complete Agenda Packet [PDF: 12.3 MB] http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/_templates_portal/Event.aspx?id=2147552787

Calaveras County, once pot-friendly, bans marijuana

Sheriff DiBasilio estimated the county, which is about the size of Rhode Island, has more than 1,000 illegal farms in addition to the 200 licensed farmers and the hundreds more who had their applications pending. The influx has caused a backlash among residents and led to the ouster of some leaders who approved marijuana cultivation.…
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Is Commercial Marijuana Good for Bennett Valley?

OPINION – Is Commercial Marijuana Good for Bennett Valley?

The Sonoma County Gazette continues coverage in their latest issue:

http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/commercial-cannabis-applications-concern-communities

Out of state criminals here to score some pot for sale on east coast. Looks like they got one house wrong, invading a home that had no pot operation.

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7976410-181/suspects-identified-in-deadly-pot-related

2016 Press Democrat, alerting to the problems of commercial pot farms in rural residential areas:

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6380633-181/dont-allow-commercial-pot-growing

Toxic Chemicals Killing California Wildlife At Illegal Marijuana Grows

Toxic Chemicals Killing California Wildlife At Illegal Marijuana Grows

OPINION: No Cannabis Zoning Permits in Our Neighborhood

OPEN LETTER TO THE SONOMA COUNTYBOARD OF 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 year the owner of an adjoining parcel brought…
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Sonoma County supervisors ban rural pot cultivation

The problem is the ordinance they created had flaws which has allowed pot farms to take off in rural residential areas. “Siding with rural residents opposed to cannabis cultivation in their neighborhoods, Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday rejected a proposal to allow small-scale growers to farm marijuana in any rural residential zones outside city limits.…
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