State money available for cleaning former pot grow sites in Sonoma County – Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Toxic chemicals. Dammed creeks. Forest clear-cuts. Abandoned trash.These kinds of environmental degradation are the scourge of California’s North Coast, the detritus left behind from decades of highly profitable but unregulated marijuana cultivation. But in a move state officials hope will make a dent in the thousands of remote sites in need of remediation, the Department of Fish and Wildlife is …

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Toxic chemicals. Dammed creeks. Forest clear-cuts. Abandoned trash.These kinds of environmental degradation are the scourge of California’s North Coast, the detritus left behind from decades of highly profitable but unregulated marijuana cultivation. But in a move state officials hope will make a dent in the thousands of remote sites in need of remediation, the Department of Fish and Wildlife is …

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Toxic chemicals. Dammed creeks. Forest clear-cuts. Abandoned trash.These kinds of environmental degradation are the scourge of California’s North Coast, the detritus left behind from decades of highly profitable but unregulated marijuana cultivation. But in a move state officials hope will make a dent in the thousands of remote sites in need of remediation, the Department of Fish and Wildlife is …

Supervisors hear marijuana growers' issues in Hayfork session – The Trinity Journal

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The Trinity County Board of Supervisors held a special session last week in Hayfork to hear from local marijuana farmers on various topics to be considered for a countywide cannabis ordinance that will ultimately replace the current urgency ordinance adopted by the board last year to regulate commercial cultivation while statewide regulations are being developed by 2018. The listening session …

After vote, up to 19 dispensaries can open in Hillsborough Co … – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

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TAMPA (FOX 13) – In a 6-1 vote, Hillsborough County commissioners decided Wednesday to award 19 dispensary storefront permits to state-approved medical marijuana growers. The decision means an increase from the previous plan that called for 13 storefronts allowed in the county. The only opposing vote came from Commissioner Pat Kemp. She argued all state-approved growers should be given a …

After vote, up to 19 dispensaries can open in Hillsborough Co. – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

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TAMPA (FOX 13) – In a 6-1 vote, Hillsborough County commissioners decided Wednesday to award 19 dispensary storefront permits to state-approved medical marijuana growers. The decision means an increase from the previous plan that called for 13 storefronts allowed in the county. The only opposing vote came from Commissioner Pat Kemp. She argued all state-approved growers should be given a …

The New York Times Profiles Hmong Marijuana Farmers in the Emerald Triangle – Redheaded Blackbelt

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A marijuana garden in Trinity Pines burned over by the 2015 Lightning Fires.  Hmong Farmers were hard hit by the disaster. [Photo provided by a reader] Today, the New York Times reported on the Hmong marijuana farmers who moved into the Hayfork/Trinity Pines area. According to the article, about 1,000 Hmong families now live in the area and grow cannabis. The …

The New York Times Profiles Hmong Marijuana Farmers in the Emerald Triangle – Redheaded Blackbelt – Redheaded Blackbelt

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A marijuana garden in Trinity Pines burned over by the 2015 Lightning Fires.  Hmong Farmers were hard hit by the disaster. [Photo provided by a reader] Today, the New York Times reported on the Hmong marijuana farmers who moved into the Hayfork/Trinity Pines area. According to the article, about 1,000 Hmong families now live in the area and grow cannabis. The …

California's 'Green Rush' Takes Hmong Back to Their Opium-Growing Roots – New York Times

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By THOMAS FULLERJune 3, 2017HAYFORK, Calif. — The red and purple opium poppies that his family grew on a mountainside half a world away were filled with an intoxicating, sticky sap that his mother traded for silver coins to feed her children and pay for their escape.Adam Lee smiles at the memory of a childhood in war-torn Laos and voyage to America, …

“I Just Love to Dance!” Says Shirtless Cannabis Farmer Rocking Out to the Talking Heads – Modern Farmer

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When summer finally rolls around, we all have our own ways of celebrating. A Memorial Day grilling session is pretty common. Maybe a beach trip, even though it’s honestly too cold and the water is definitely super frigid and everyone’s pale. Or you could do what Mendocino, California farmer Sean Whaling does, and take off your shirt, turn up the …

Bay Area Man's Vision to Convert Winery Estate Into Weed Destination – NBC Bay Area

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As the sun slowly rises on California’s newly voter-approved recreational weed industry, so does it rise on Michael Steinmetz’ grand vision of converting a giant Northern California former wine estate into a destination for all-things marijuana — with services ranging from a marijuana processing center – to a saloon where visitors can try-out a vast array of the area’s famous …

More variances before planners – The Trinity Journal

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Numerous commercial marijuana topics are on the agenda for a special meeting of the Trinity County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Trinity County Library, Weaverville. First off, the commission is set to consider seven variance requests from individual applicants seeking to grow commercial cannabis within the county’s 350-foot cultivation setback from any neighboring residential dwellings. …

County names interim Planning Director – The Trinity Journal

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Recruiting from within, Trinity County has named a new interim Planning Director for a rapidly evolving county department grappling with California’s shifting laws since the passage of its Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act in 2015 and last year’s approval by voters of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act legalizing recreational use. Formerly an environmental compliance specialist and transportation planner …

Speakers spar over county's marijuana committee – The Trinity Journal

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Speakers last week rallied to defend the Trinity County Board of Supervisors’ two-member ad hoc marijuana committee under attack two weeks before by some that called for the committee to be dissolved and replaced by a more farmer-friendly pair. Limited to two members to avoid violating the Brown Act, the board’s ad hoc committee is working to develop commercial marijuana …