If commercial cannabis comes to our county, you bet it could happen.
Local growers want Plumas to adopt a commercial cannabis ordinance they wrote and hope to pass with a November ballot initiative. If they’re successful, they’ll realize their cannabis business dreams. And we could experience a nightmare that other rural California counties are now trying to overcome.
People who couldn’t care less about playing by the rules will come to Plumas, and just like this little house in Elk Grove, homes and land in our county could be used and abused.
Here’s what else is likely to happen:
- There could be more crime.
- Electricity hogging could increase the danger of fires from strained circuit panels.
- Big, ugly grow buildings could blight formerly lovely meadows.
- There could be more risk to our safety and to the welfare of our children.
- Our environment could be damaged by selfish water diversion and wildlife poisoning.
- Promises of economic renewal will likely not be kept due to a lack of compliance and tax collection.
Here’s what we can do to keep this from happening:
Say NO to any ordinance initiative that allows commercial cannabis activity. This is the ONLY way to keep bad actors out, local growers in the light, and ensure that homes house people, not dozens of pot plants.
We can also ensure Prop. 64 grow rights with indoor or outdoor limits of up to six plants per residence. Anything more will open the doors to local and outside growers and cannabis businesses to abuse our county just like those who abused this home.
Read more about the raid on this house and others in the Sacramento area.