ISLETON, Calif. (AP) — A warning from federal officials has forced a would-be medical marijuana grower to scrap plans for a pot farm that officials in a small Northern California town saw as a possible major revenue source.
The Sacramento Bee reports that Michael Brubeck, head of Delta Allied Growers, received a letter from U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner warning that the farm in Isleton would violate federal law.READ MORE: 'Fundamentally Undemocratic': Democratic Lawmakers Push For Recall Reform
Brubeck’s attorney, William Portnova, told the Bee on Wednesday that the letter led his client to kill the project.READ MORE: East Sacramento Intersection Transforming Into Sac State ‘University Village’
Isleton — a rural town about 40 miles south of Sacramento — approved a deal last year with Delta that would guarantee the city at least $25,000 per month in exchange for a license to run the farm.MORE NEWS: Hamilton Debuts In Sacramento Bringing Thousands To New Performing Arts Center
A Sacramento County grand jury continues to issue subpoenas as it investigates the circumstances surrounding the town’s approval of the project.