Why does Sonoma County government want to be the supplier of marijuana to the entire state?
The amount of pot allowed by the new cannabis ordinance (written by the cannabis lobby) is more than 60 times local consumption. More than our current grape cultivation.
The cannabis lobby is always using the need “for local manufacturers, distributors and dispensaries in sourcing locally-grown cannabis for their customers” as a driver for removing restrictions on marijuana production. Yet the proposed revisions will allow 1300 times more acreage than needed for local consumption:
Cannabis Ordinance Proposed Revisions, Page 19, “the updated Ordinance could allow a potential maximum of up to 65,753 acres of future commercial cannabis cultivation in unincorporated Sonoma County if all land covered under the updated Ordinance was converted to cannabis cultivation operations.”
Consider that there are 60,000 acres of grape cultivation in Sonoma County.
Consider also, that cannabis consumes 7 times the water as grapes.
Please write to the County Supervisors today.
We drive cars, but we don’t build them here.