Tag Archives: Environment

Senator Gaines Calls For State Of Emergency In Siskiyou County Due To Marijuana Grows

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) sent the following letter to Governor Brown requesting that he declare a State of Emergency in Siskiyou County related to the rampant illegal marijuana grows.

Illegal Marijuana Farms Dump Shocking Amount of Toxic Waste

Illegal Marijuana Farms Dump Shocking Amount of Toxic Waste

There’s a harsh downside to the boom in marijuana legalization and use on the West Coast: Illegal marijuana growers are polluting the environment to an alarming degree and threatening the health of people and rare wildlife in the process.

Operation Terminus

SAN ANDREAS, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning on 7/31/17 the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, California State Water Board, Central Valley Regional Water Board, Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire began the service of 23+ search warrants throughout Calaveras County relating to multiple ongoing criminal investigations regarding the illegal cultivation of marijuana and directly related environmental crimes.

CDFA - Track-and-Trace System CalCannabis Training Workshops Accepting Applications

CDFA Announces Public Review and Comment Period for the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for Cannabis Cultivation

SACRAMENTO, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) outlining potential environmental effects associated with the adoption and implementation of statewide cannabis cultivation regulations.

California Governor Allotting $1.5M for Emerald Triangle Cannabis Cleanup

California Governor Allotting $1.5M for Emerald Triangle Cannabis Cleanup

On May 10, 2017, California Assemblyman Jim Wood, D-Healdsburg, announced that California Gov. Jerry Brown will allot $1.5 million from California’s state budget to cover an Emerald Triangle cannabis cleanup of illegal grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties.

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Settlement with Northglenn, Colo. Retailer Resolves Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

DENVER, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Grow Depot, a Northglenn, Colo. hydroponics and organics supply store, resolving alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Budding regulation in one of California's marijuana meccas

Budding Regulation in One of California’s Marijuana Meccas

As more states move to legalize pot, Humboldt County, California, an epicenter of the underground marijuana industry, has begun a new, bold experiment to bring growers out of the shadows and regulate the growth, sale and environmental impact of cannabis.

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Public Health and Safety Advisory Regarding Green Meadows Wellness LLC, dba Infinite Wellness Center

DENVER, Oct. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (D 2015-015), the Colorado Department of Revenue (“DOR”), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (“CDA”) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“CDPHE”), are issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residues on medical marijuana plant material and marijuana products.

An Investor Is Suing A California Edible Pot Company For Fraud

Conversations in California: Sonoma County Talks Medical Cannabis Regulations

On July 27, 2016, the County of Sonoma in California will hold the first of three medical marijuana town hall meetings to receive input on marijuana regulations in Districts 3-5 of unincorporated Sonoma County.


California Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Reform Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law three medical marijuana bills, the largest overhaul in state history. Although medical marijuana has been legal in the state for nearly two decades, the industry has been fraught with inconsistent laws and sporadic enforcement.


Marijuana Raid in Emerald Triangle Focuses on Environmental ‘Crimes’

Citing allegations of water theft and environmental damage including pesticide run-off, local authorities conducted a coordinated early morning marijuana raid in three adjacent California counties on Monday, June 22, 2015.


Global Climate Change Good for Weed

Global climate change is good for cannabis. According to a recent study published in The Daily Climate, global warming could catalyze the already rapid increase in the potency of marijuana’s medicinal and psychoactive properties. However, there are two sides to this ironic story.