Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan does not abide cannabis in Sacramento County.
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors appears to be intent on squeezing cannabis growers dry. Having banned all outdoor cultivation last year and just last month limiting the number of plants citizens can grow indoors, supervisors today unanimously declared cultivating cannabis to be a form of water waste punishable by a $500 fine.
“Given the severity of our drought, and the clear policy direction from the Board of Supervisors that marijuana cultivation is impermissible in Sacramento County, it is essential to ensure that our limited water resources are not wasted on illegal grow operations,” Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan said.
This is a text blurb summary of the April 15 Assembly Agriculture Committee hearing on AB-243, in re: Water Use and Medical Cannabis Cultivation.
California water officials have a new initiative designed to win the cooperation of cannabis growers in protecting Northern California waterways and fisheries from the environmental contamination and illegal water diversions that have continued unregulated for decades in remote forests up and down the state.
A week after Gov. Brown mandated historic water limits that exempt agriculture, an amendment to the state’s water code is emerging as part of a groundbreaking new vision for cannabis agriculture in California. The Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture will hold another hearing on AB 243 on April 15.