California county raids huge illegal marijuana grow

Yet another California county raided an enormous cannabis grow, seizing a whopping 9,000 unlicensed plants.

This one – which took place in wine country’s famed Sonoma County – is part of an ongoing effort against the illicit market, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Sonoma County officials have shuttered 863 unlicensed MJ grows in the past two years, according to the Chronicle.

The property raided on Friday had a history of code violations, including unlicensed cargo containers, greenhouses and cannabis cultivation.

When inspectors previously visited in February 2018, they found no indication of marijuana growing.

But when county officials, including sheriff’s deputies, showed up Friday, they found 9,000 illegal cannabis plants and an unlicensed hash oil manufacturing laboratory, the Chronicle reported.

The bust is yet another indicator that California authorities have a long way to go before the legal MJ market fully replaces the demand for illicit cannabis.

For more details about the raid, read this report.

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8 comments on “California county raids huge illegal marijuana grow
  1. mike on

    if the govs, state and local, made it normally easy like starting any other business then people could and would be able to start and operate these mj business too. but nooooo, they have complicated it at the state level for how many years now along with the locals, for some reason, also making legitimate businesses almost impossible to open and run legally so underground flourishes because it is the will of the citizens to have access for medical and other pot uses.

  2. Thomas Elder on

    The problem is, the state limits the amount of Permits and Licenses each city/county can get. And that process takes months to apply for.
    It’s not right to limit the number of permits and Licenses, it should be to each your own. Meaning let the State, City and County make their money off the Permits and Licenses and let the business owner swim or sink…

  3. Craig Bullock on

    That’s America for you. It always ends up being about big money and big business. When I was younger I would dream about when legalization came. Now I know better. They can screw up every thing they touch.

  4. Robert on

    Just like it’s been nothing’s changed its only got worse with the legalization of marijuana all I can say is big farm of flourishes and little man like us we get left out in the gutter and with criminal records that’s all that’s happened here God Bless America and God bless amera wanna farmers

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