The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors has challenged recent raids by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on small-scale cannabis grow sites, following reports of unfair actions from local growers, in a letter to the state Natural Resources Agency.
“The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors is concerned that recent activities by (CDFW) may prove counterproductive to our efforts to bring cannabis cultivators into a regulated system,” the letter reads.
The board said it agrees with stopping environmentally damaging practices such as water diversion, but goes on to warn of potential adverse effects of the raids.
“But we question the necessity and advisability of heavy handed summary eradication of small scale cultivation operations that are in the permit process,” the supervisors wrote. “We are very concerned that actions of this type will have a chilling effect on the willingness of cultivators to apply for permits.”
The California Natural Resources Agency…