Fish and Wildlife officers have recently joined local narcotics teams in inspecting pot farms that are allegedly draining a half million gallons of water a day from Northern California’s Eel River as part of a unique state effort to identify growers willing to work with authorities to monitor water use and environmental effects from marijuana cultivation.
Lake County resident, Juan Ramos Silva, was arrested over the weekend for allegedly causing fire at his residence in the area of the Jerusalem Fire.
Many banks are unwilling to do business with marijuana dispensaries, saying they aren’t worth the risk. But for the first time, the state tax authorities are stepping in to help dispensaries do business.
Lauren Horwood, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner, said the plants and over 100 pounds of processed pot were found on Tuesday while agents were carrying out search warrants for the properties governed by the Alturas Indian Rancheria and Pit River tribes in Modoc County.
Now this is a fancy way to get your weed.
A state legislative committee will look at the impact of the drought and water use by illegal marijuana cultivators on North Coast fisheries at a hearing in Sacramento.
Authorities say deputies arrested four men after finding a boat containing approximately $18 million worth of marijuana in Los Padres National Forest.
The report says California could add millions of dollars to state coffers if it legalized marijuana by reducing the number of marijuana offenders in prisons and jails, reducing probation supervision costs, reducing criminal court cases, and increased sales-tax revenue.
A 26-year-old Mexican national has been sentenced to two years in prison for growing marijuana and destroying national forest land in California.
A home invasion robbery tied to an alleged marijuana growing operation led to a police pursuit Tuesday morning.
A small Northern California city has lifted its short-lived ban on marijuana cultivation after critics filed a lawsuit and collected enough signatures to challenge the prohibition with a ballot measure.