An elite law enforcement team is battling foreign drug cartels that operate in Northern California, wreaking havoc on the environment and producing pot tainted with toxic chemicals. The ABC7 I-Team has stunning video of the special ops unit in action.
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MODESTO -- (KTVU) -- Chemicals being used to boost the growth of illegal marijuana plants on California state park land could also pose a threat to animals, water supplies -- and possibly threaten humans, officials say.
Disappointing news. No vote was taken on the Ban Ordinance that the Board of Supervisors directed staff to craft 10 months ago. Instead of a vote the direction shifted. It now seems Calaveras County will vote for either a Ban or strict regulation. It is unknown at this time when the commercial marijuana issue will come before the Board for a vote. We still support a Ban Ordinance on all commercial marijuana activities.
Supes request cannabis regulations
Oct 24, 2017, By Jason Cowan Jason@Calaverasenterprise.com
Calaveras County supervisors agreed Tuesday to send the cannabis ordinance back to the planning commission to craft a strict regulatory program for the industry. The direction came after District 1 Supervisor Gary Tofanelli, who prefaced the monologue with his preferences to ban, listed a series of suggestions he would need in order to support .............
RIGHT ON TUOLUMNE COUNTY!! Calaveras County you also owe it to us, to protect us and so far you have FAILED. "District Five Supervisor Karl Rodefer and District One Supervisor Sherri Brennan spoke adamantly against outdoor growing, and the need to protect other residents. District Two Supervisor Randy Hanvelt added, “Here’s the problem with an outdoor grow…there are a number of people, I know there is one in this room and I know others, that have some type of physical reaction, perhaps an allergy, just to the odor of it. We owe it to those people, to protect them.”
Tuolumne County Tightening Marijuana Regulations
09/19/2017, B.J. Hansen, MML News Director
Sonora, CA — Following a lively debate, the board of supervisors plan to reduce the amount of marijuana a resident can grow, medical or recreational, and banned all outdoor growing. The action came as many of the supervisors indicated that they are getting complaints about large marijuana grows popping up in neighborhoods..............
"The final review, prepared by Ascent Environmental Inc. of Sacramento, is based on a draft document released publically in April that said a cannabis ban would avoid significant environmental effects. It further said a cannabis regulatory system would have significant and unavoidable effects on the environment."
Calaveras county officials release final environmental review
Hearings expected to begin by month’s end
Sep 15, 2017, By Jason Cowan Jason@Calaverasenterprise.com
A final environmental review has been released by Calaveras County officials, starting the clock for when officials will open a hearing for a proposed cannabis ban. A hearing has been scheduled on Sept. 28 for the Calaveras County Planning Commission to consider a recommendation to the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors in which a ban could go into law.
Are you fed up with the changes that pot has brought to your neighborhood? Calaveras County needs help and we need it now!!
Pot is literally a 'state of emergency' now in Siskiyou County
09/13/2017 Alayna Shulman, Record Searchlight
Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey turned down the $1 million a pair of pot-growers allegedly used to try bribing him recently. But it did help him prove a point. “Last week, I was supposed to get a bag of cash with $84,000. Are they doing that because they just want enough marijuana to meet their recreational or medicinal needs? No,” Lopey said. “I don’t............
Good job, another marijuana grow eliminated in Mountain Ranch. What about your neighborhood? How many commercial pot grows continue to grow and harvest in your neighborhood right out in the open as a "legal" grow? Will criminals seeking to steal the pot leave the legal grows alone because they are registered? So many questions, very few answers. Please let your BOS know that you support a ban on all commercial pot activities, they need to hear from you. #failedexperiment
Illegal Cannabis Grow Busted In Calaveras County
09/06/2017 Tracey Petersen, MML News Reporter
Mountain Ranch, CA – Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office assisted in a raid of a Mountain Ranch property on Tuesday. Deputies provided security for code enforcement officers to serve an abatement warrant at an illegal marijuana cultivation site on Wendell Road. Sheriff Rick DiBasilio explains, “This was done under the county’s new 8.06 ordinance which has taken the eradication process from the 120 days that it use to be down to about 16 to 18 days…Code enforcement has ........
Calaveras County, please take notice. The Siskiyou County BOS was tasked with deciding whether or not it would proclaim that the proliferation of illegal cannabis cultivation presents a problem that is BEYOND the control of local agencies. "Sheriff Lopey spoke first, stating that he believes the proclamation is necessary due to a large number of illicit cannabis cultivation sites discovered throughout the county. He said that he believes the sites present myriad dangers to the environment, quality of life, and public safety. Lopey called attention to the use of illegal pesticides, improper storage of waste, the lack of permitted living quarters, and other issues that might exist at the site of an illegal cannabis cultivation operation."
Supes declare cannabis cultivation emergency
09/06/2017 By David Smith / firstname.lastname@example.org
A request by Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey that the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors declare a local emergency due to illegal cannabis cultivation sparked an hours long discussion on Tuesday afternoon at the Siskiyou County Courthouse in Yreka. A request by Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey that the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors declare a local emergency due to illegal cannabis cultivation sparked an hours long discussion on Tuesday afternoon at the ..........