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Sonoma County, Welcome to the Narco state

Narco-state From Wikipedia Narco-state is a political and economic term applied to states where all legitimate institutions become penetrated by the power and wealth of the illegal drug trade. Welcome to Sonoma County post Big Canna invasion.  

California’s Illegal Weed Industry Is Doing Better Than Ever

Those in the weed business have discovered that the black market is still more profitable in many ways than the newly legal industry. Photo illustration from a photo of weed jars in a legal dispensary. Photo by Thomas Philip Galvez/Getty It was 2004 when William P. first got into the weed game. He was 18 years old…
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Remember Big Tobacco? They’re Baaaack… (SAM)

People often ask us what our biggest fear of legalization is. The answer is simple: Big Pot Already in Colorado, Washington and elsewhere, massive special interest groups and lobbies have emerged to protect the marijuana industry. As soon as Coloradans cast their votes for legalization in 2012, would-be profiteers celebrated the expected green rush. One…
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ABC News Coverage of Federal Suit Against Adobe Road Grower

ABC News piece on the skunk works over on Adobe Road and the federal RICO lawsuit filed against it. “If they had a permit, would it be OK? No.” Good Answer! ABC News August 30 2018 Video

If you are concerned…

If you’re concerned about the proliferation of butt-ugly, putrid-stinking, toxic, water sucking, crime attracting, environmental basket cases known as Pot “farms” in our rural countryside – then please support the efforts of Save Our Sonoma Neighborhoods in fighting the Board of Supervisors intent to make Sonoma County the new cannabis mecca. Keep Big Canna out…
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Illegal pot grows spread deadly pesticides, other hazards, despite change in law

The legalization of cannabis in California has done almost nothing to halt illegal marijuana growing by Mexican drug cartels, which are laying bare large swaths of national forest in California, poisoning wildlife, and siphoning precious water out of creeks and rivers, U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said Tuesday. The situation is so dire that federal, state…
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SONOMA COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD SUES ILLEGAL POT GROW FOR VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL RACKETEERING LAW

For Immediate Release SONOMA COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD SUES ILLEGAL POT GROW FOR RICO VIOLATIONS PETALUMA, California, August 28, 2018 – Residents of the south Adobe Road neighborhood in Sonoma County filed suit yesterday against a nearby canna-bis grower for violations of federal racketeering law. The grow, located at 3062 Adobe Road near Petaluma, has been operating…
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County FAIL (SC Gazette)

In County documents and staff reports, one finds somewhat reasonable sentences like: Setbacks are often used to ensure neighborhood compatibility and mitigate impacts of a particular land use such as odor, noise, or light. Setbacks are effective ways to mitigate these impacts as they focus on site design elements rather than regulating ongoing behaviors. Yet,…
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There’s a reason Marin and Napa and all the cities in Sonoma have banned it. (SC Gazette)

People living in unincorporated Sonoma County are the only one that are going to be impacted by the proliferation of outdoor commercial cannabis grows. The majority of the people living in the incorporated cities in Sonoma County won’t be impacted by the odor, noise, and crime associated with growing marijuana. All the cities in Sonoma…
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CANNABIS: How Close is Too Close? (SC Gazette)

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE SONOMA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Not many of us in this life have the power and opportunity to safeguard the well-being of thousands of our neighbors. But, at this moment, you do. I attended the Planning Commission meeting on June 28th during which changes were recommended to the Cannabis Ordinances…
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