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Marijuana stinks. Here’s what cities, businesses and neighbors can do about it.

By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Posted on Sep 11, 2018 Even the most ardent marijuana lovers can’t deny it: The plant, at least to some noses, stinks. Marijuana odors have triggered lawsuits against cannabis companies. They’ve also led residents to try to block commercial operations from coming to California and the other eight states where recreational…
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Not so green: how the weed industry is a glutton for fossil fuels

Producing a few pounds of weed can have the same environmental toll as driving across America seven times – harming cities’ and states’ plans to curb emissions As he opens the steel door to the jumble of his office, located in a cloistered warehouse on the west side of Denver, Paul Isenbergh is barking down…
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Did you know how the dominant North Bay print media company was OWNED by the cannabis lobby? Read.

Darius Anderson, in addition to being a premier lobbyist in the State (representing folks like PG&E) and being an owner of the Press Democrat and the Sonoma paper, he represents the pot industry (registered lobbyist for CannaCraft) and may very well be personally invested in some of the very grows ruining your neighborhood. His brother…
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SOSN Press Release: Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order protecting Sonoma County neighborhood against illegal Cannabis tourism

SAVE OUR SONOMA NEIGHBORHOODS·SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 A group of Sonoma County residents has filed a lawsuit to shut down an illegal pot grow and cannabis tourism operation in the Purvine Road neighborhood. The suit alleges that the unlicensed grower is transforming a peaceful stretch of the Petaluma Dairy Belt into an unlawful cannabis event…
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Solano County banning commercial cannabis in unincorporated areas. Sonoma has even more to lose

Solano County is poised to implement a ban in their unincorporated County areas:  water and road access issues included as main rationale.  See article below. Clearly Sonoma County has by far even more reason to do so as well. Solano County wisely dismissed their “Ad hoc” Cannabis Committee recommendations.  Wiser heads prevailed. The Sonoma County…
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Illegal Pot Farms Are Poisoning California’s Forests

Secret growers are taking advantage of the state’s remote stretches of public land—and the environmental impact is severe. In the gray half-light of dawn, eight figures creep through the dry pine forest near Quincy, California. Seven of them wear camo uniforms bearing the logos of various government agencies: U.S. Forest Service, National Guard, California Fish…
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Toxic pesticide increasingly used in CA marijuana grows, authorities warn

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An alarming increase in the use of a highly toxic and banned pesticide at illegal marijuana farms hidden on public land in California is leading U.S. and state officials to team up on an issue that recently divided them: pot. They announced Tuesday that they will use $2.5 million in federal money…
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U.S. Attorney Joins Forces with Federal, State and Local Leaders and Experts to Combat the Devastating Environmental Effects of Public-Land Marijuana Grows

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, federal, state, and local leaders joined with experts to highlight the devastating damage that illegal, public-land marijuana grows do to our national forests, the wildlife who inhabit them, and the streams and waterways that flow through them. Making the announcement today were U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott; U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest…
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The ongoing environmental catastrophe of marijuana cultivation (Bioscience)

High Time for Conservation: Adding the Environment to the Debate on Marijuana Liberalization The liberalization of marijuana policies, including the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana, is sweeping the United States and other countries. Marijuana cultivation can have significant negative collateral effects on the environment that are often unknown or overlooked. Focusing on the state…
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Chicago has nothing on Sonoma, Another home invasion

I forget if this is Sonoma County home Invasion #5, 6 or 7 I’M LOSING COUNT. Yes, I am losing count of the number of times murdering thugs have broken into peoples home, while they are home and beaten, robbed, tied up and killed the occupants. Isn’t that quaint. I’m sure tourism will be up.…
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