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Humboldt County marijuana industry faces lawsuit by environmental group

By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard POSTED: 06/06/18, 11:25 AM PDT | UPDATED: 10 HRS AGO 0 COMMENTS An Arcata-based environmental organization filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors’ recent expansion of the local cannabis industry violated state laws by allowing for new and larger farms in watersheds without first studying the impacts. “The impacts of…
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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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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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Here we go again.. And while your neighbors homes and person are invaded, yet again, your County Board of Supervisors are bending over backwards to bring cannabis production to our rural County

Manhunt on for 2 suspects in cannabis-related Santa Rosa home invasion robbery A manhunt is underway for at least two armed men who barged into a home on the southwestern outskirts of Santa Rosa Wednesday morning, tied up a male resident and made off with an unknown amount of cannabis. Just before 9:30 a.m., one…
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Challenges Mount To Growing Legal Marijuana Outdoors In Sonoma County

SANTA ROSA (KPIX 5) – Sonoma County has many illegal marijuana grow operations, and there is growing opposition to allowing legal pot to be grown near homes in the county. A Sonoma County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday was packed and the audience well defined, with green hats for the cannabis growers and red…
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The Latest: Raids cost Chinese gang ‘hundreds of millions’

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.  The Latest on raids on illegal marijuana houses (all times local): 3 p.m. U.S. prosecutors estimate that a Chinese-based crime organization will lose “hundreds of millions of dollars” in drug profits and the money it invested in homes in Northern California after authorities conducted raids. Law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 houses…
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Chinese crime syndicate’s alleged pot grows lead to seizure of 100 homes in Sacramento area

In the largest operation of its kind, federal agents swept across the Sacramento region Tuesday and Wednesday targeting about 75 homes serving as suspected marijuana growing sites that authorities say are operated by a Chinese organized crime syndicate. The raids, which involved more than 500 federal, state and local agents, hit homes from Elk Grove…
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US seizes pot-growing houses tied to China-based criminals

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement agents have seized roughly 100 Northern California houses purchased with money wired to the United States by a Chinese-based crime organization and used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally, authorities said Wednesday. The raids culminated a monthslong investigation focusing on dozens of Chinese nationals who…
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From the field: Latest Sonoma County Gazette pot Op Eds

https://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/letters-from-gazette-readers-april-2018 No commercial cannabis near homes I live in a RR (Rural Residential) area near Penngrove and Petaluma. We have paid taxes to live in this safe, tranquil residential area, originally zoned AR, since January 1989. My neighbors and I absolutely do NOT want the encroachment of cannabis growers in this area. None of us…
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Cannabis grows in violation of environmental laws

Dear Editor, The owners of two proposed cannabis grows in Bennett Valley are violating environmental or planning laws while the county allows them to continue to grow their lucrative crops. California Fish and Wildlife has determined that a grower on Matanzas Creek Lane has polluted and diverted a stream channel. Not long ago, the county…
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