Mendocino Growers Seeking Answers After Recent Raid
Unsure of why that particular farm had been selected and worried that theirs might be next, cannabis cultivators flocked to County Offices seeking answers. This prompted a Mendocino County Staff meeting and a statement is expected from them today.
The Mendocino Voice wrote an in-depth piece about the developing situation. The story sets out the issues. The Voice states,
The Ag Department began accepting applications for the new medical cultivation permitting program on May 4, and will continue to do so until December 31, 2017, so many farmers thought they had more time. Farmers who enrolled in last year’s medical cultivation program had been given assurances of priority processing under the new cultivation permitting program. The new ordinance does give cultivators some protection from nuisance and abatement actions if they have turned in applications but have not yet received full approval. However, many cultivators are concerned that if they take time filling out the application during this growing season they will be exposed to enforcement.
For more about the situation, read the Voice’s excellent article by clicking here.