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Board of Supervisors Considers Subsidizing Marijuana Cultivation

Your sales and property taxes at work to worsen your life! On January 4, the Board of Supervisors will consider requests from the marijuana industry to revise the county’s tax structure. According to the information provided in the attached PowerPoint presentation (p. 10), the current cannabis program barely breaks even.  If cultivation and other taxes…
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Board of Forestry Don’t Sacrifice Safety in favor of More Development

 The State Board of Forestry has approved revisions to the State fire safety regulations. How many parcels will be unlocked to new development in fire-prone communities? This fight is not over: At a time when our landscapes are burning and homes and lives are again being lost, whom does our Board of Forestry (BOF) serve? Unfortunately it certainly…
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Americans Flee As Cartels Take Over Small Town California

Cartelville, USA: Americans flee as Cartels take over small town California The threat of cartels can be felt and seen in one part of America more than ever before: Southern California. Small towns in the area have been overrun by gang activity, causing residents to flee. The Daily Caller’s investigative team went in the trenches…
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Awash in illegal pot farms, Oregon plans millions for relief

Foreign cartels involved By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Theft of water during a drought. Exploitation of immigrant laborers. Intimidation of residents by armed criminals.© Provided by Associated Press A marijuana grow is seen on Sept. 2, 2021, in an aerial photo taken by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in the community of Alfalfa, Ore.…
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Law firm notice to Sonoma County: Stop illegal piecemealing of cannabis permits by large producers, environmental law violations…

Gaming the system with support of County officials is not OK in a well run County. In Sonoma it’s another story. “The first arises when the same applicant seeks ministerial and discretionary permits for the same site at the same time. A County planner advises that this is common practice among growers, because obtaining a…
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Law firm notice to Sonoma County: Stop systemic violations, lack of enforcement

Coming soon…. Evidence of collusion with cannabis lobby by County officials “I am writing to bring to your attention systemic violations of state and local cannabis lawthat are occurring in the Middle Two Rock neighborhood of Sonoma County, where myclients live. The undue concentration of permits in this area, as evidenced by the attachedaerial photograph…
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Press Release: Private Investigation Finds Allegedly Illegal Water Hauling During Drought in Sonoma County

The investigation found that cannabis cultivators in Sonoma County, California, are allegedly trucking municipal water during an unprecedented drought. PRESS RELEASE  OCT 29, 2021 11:10 EDT PETALUMA, Calif., October 29, 2021 (Newswire.com) – A private investigation firm retained by a resident of Sonoma County who belongs to SOSN, a coalition of neighborhood residents advocating common sense cultivation of commercial…
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The county has gone rogue and needs adult supervision

Call for Department of Cannabis Control to step in Large corporate enterprises allowed to run slipshod, in violation of the ordinance The myth of the “little guy” small local producers Water use violations – anyone hear from the County on those? Tap Tap Is this thing on? Unsustainable water use at grows, during drought Inspection…
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Sonoma County supervisors extend cannabis cultivation permit moratorium

“One of the big questions supervisors had for Smith on Tuesday, was just how many multi-tenant permit holders are big companies taking advantage of the loophole, but Smith was unable to provide a concrete answer.” We gave you the answer, Andrew. We sent you the information. If we could find out, why didn’t you? Neighborhood…
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Cannabis Operations Illegally Hauling Water in Petaluma Dairy belt

Growers stealing your public water supply. During a drought. Sonoma County response? Not much. Dear California Water Board and Department of Cannabis Control: I provide here evidence of violations of law with respect to the use of trucked water at cannabis cultivations in Sonoma County. We are experiencing an unprecedented drought during which residents of…
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