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 …

Speakers spar over county's marijuana committee | Local News … – 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 …

Volunteers work to eradicate invasive plant species in Johnstown – WJAC Johnstown

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A group of volunteers in Johnstown are working to eradicate an invasive plant species. (WJAC) JOHNSTOWN — A group of volunteers in Johnstown are working to eradicate an invasive plant species. It’s along the Jim Mayer Riverswalk Trail in the Moxham section. It’s not everyday that crowds of people gather on the Ferndale Bridge to watch plants be removed, but …

Not outlaws – Ukiah Daily Journal

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Not outlaws To the Editor: I comment on Supervisor John McCowen’s broad characterization in Ashley Tressel’s article on May 10 of our legal cannabis industry as “outlaws” who are lining up for permits. This is what he said: “McCowen said the state has a tendency to overregulate those lining up for permits, and has not done a good job going …

Sacramento sends money to North Coast for trespass grow clean-up – The Mendocino Voice

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Butane cans after an illegal cannabis grow, provided by the CA Department of Fish & Wildlife. MENDOCINO CO., 5/14/17 — Sacramento is sending some money to the North Coast for “illegal” cannabis grow clean up. In a press release, Assemblyman Jim Wood (D – Santa Rosa) trumpeted a line-item of $1.5 million as a win for environmental protection in the …

Gov. Brown earmarks $1.5M for illegal pot grows – Redwood Times

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California Gov. Jerry Brown is earmarking $1.5 million in his May revise budget for cleanup of environmental damage caused by illegal marijuana farms within the state’s cultivation heartland in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife along the North Coast and with Assemblymember [Jim] Wood’s leadership, we’re doing something about it,” …

Editorial, May 16, 2017: Immediate impacts of legalized pot being … – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Predictably, the buzz from last November’s legalization of recreational marijuana is wafting across the Monterey Bay region. A story this weekend by the Bay Area News Group reported how a “green rush” is on in the Salinas Valley, where expensive new greenhouses are sprouting up in areas where once flowers were grown. These new structures, often guarded by gates, barbed …

Salinas Valley 'green rush' turns fields from chrysanthemums to cannabis – Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Salinas Valley >> A beloved but beleaguered landscape is now sprouting new luxury greenhouses, fueled by a dream of marijuana riches that is changing the people and produce of this corner of Steinbeck Country. Salinas Valley was once the heart of the nation’s flower-growing business. But now collapsing wood-and-plastic greenhouses are being replaced by tall and gleaming high-tech European structures …

Despite doubts and disagreements, Brown still wants a deal on cap and trade in the next month – Los Angeles Times

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Board chair urged to disband marijuana committee – The Trinity Journal

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The two-member Trinity County Board of Supervisors’ ad hoc marijuana committee appointed to fast-track development of a permanent commercial cannabis ordinance to replace the county’s interim rules took heat last week from audience members frustrated with the process. During the public comment period of the board’s regular meeting agenda when board members are not permitted to respond or engage in …

Gov. Brown earmarks $1.5M for cleanup of Emerald Triangle marijuana grow sites – Eureka Times Standard

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The following is a press release issued by the office of North Coast Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg): The Brown administration, a passionate proponent of environmental protection, is providing $1.5 million in the state budget to fund environmental cleanup of illegal cannabis grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife …

Gov. Brown earmarks $1.5M for cleanup of Emerald Triangle … – Eureka Times Standard

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The following is a press release issued by the office of North Coast Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg): The Brown administration, a passionate proponent of environmental protection, is providing $1.5 million in the state budget to fund environmental cleanup of illegal cannabis grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife …

Gov. Brown earmarks $1.5M for cleanup of Emerald Triangle marijuana grow sites – Redwood Times

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The following is a press release issued by the office of North Coast Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg): The Brown administration, a passionate proponent of environmental protection, is providing $1.5 million in the state budget to fund environmental cleanup of illegal cannabis grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife …