Category: Information

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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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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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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Pot tax scofflaws and the mirage of a cannabis windfall

This is a sheet the county prepared of delinquent marijuana taxes for growers. There are 29 scofflaws who are behind in paying their taxes, and the spreadsheet lists the current amounts in arrears.  In some cases the amounts due are over $60,000. At the April 10 board of supervisors meeting, the board received information about…
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Prop 64 decriminalized the PERSONAL use of marijuana

Prop 64 decriminalized the PERSONAL use of marijuana.  Anyone today in the State of CA is allowed to grow a more than adequate number of marijuana plants on their private property in order to use it for personal use.  Prop 64 did not give our County government any explicit voter approval to support, promote or…
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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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Facts and Figures on Pot Growing

9 out of the last 11 murders in Sonoma County happened at pot farms. Outdoor pot grows consume roughly 60 million gallons pf water a day – 50 percent more than is used by all the residents of San Francisco. The energy needed to produce a single joint is enough to produce 18 pints of…
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The Unexpected Ways Growing Marijuana Impacts the Environment

Indoor warehouse grows use the most power Outdoor grows use the most water Greenhouse grows use less power and can be designed to have most of the advantages of an indoor warehouse grow https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/04/27/the-unexpected-ways-growing-marijuana-impacts-the-environment/#3ef9cec31715

The Landscape-Scarring, Energy-Sucking, Wildlife-Killing Reality of Pot Farming

But of course, making it legal will make all the environmental issues go away. That will make it GREEN, and AG. Yea, right. The Landscape-Scarring, Energy-Sucking, Wildlife-Killing Reality of Pot Farming

Chemicals and Marijuana

There are two key health and environmental impacts of marijuana production: 1. Impact on the Environment – Land and water is being polluted by the often illegal and over use of chemicals notably nitrates. This is of direct concern to Calaveras County. We do not want to permit further contamination of our county by cannabis…
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