1. Ron Strider

    IL: Surprise! Bales Of Marijuana Found In Rural Storage Shed

    The potential buyer of a home in rural McLean County found some unusual personal property recently when he checked out a storage building: three bales of marijuana with a street value of more than $100,000. "It was 134 pounds of marijuana, located in a vehicle in an outbuilding in a residence...
  2. Ron Strider

    CA: Sonoma County Supervisors Create Cannabis Advisory Group

    Twenty people representing cannabis business interests, real estate, schools, rural neighborhoods and other concerns were appointed Tuesday to advise the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on its rules governing the region's emerging pot industry. Chosen from more than 100 people who applied...
  3. Katelyn Baker

    CA: Sonoma County Supervisors Set Special Election For Marijuana Tax

    Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday voted to call a special election this March asking voters to impose new taxes on the cultivation and sale of marijuana which, if passed, is expected to provide the funding for implementation of broad and sweeping new regulations governing the county's...
  4. Katelyn Baker

    CA: Sonoma County To Take Up Pivotal Decision Over Medical Marijuana Regulation

    Sonoma County's move to recognize and regulate thousands of marijuana growers has triggered a high-stakes battle between pot producers intent on protecting their livelihood and rural residents who want cannabis cultivation pushed as far as possible from their homes. It's a land-use conflict...
  5. Katelyn Baker

    CA: Sonoma County Planning Commission OKs Small Rural Pot Gardens

    Small-scale commercial marijuana gardens would be permitted in Sonoma County's rural residential areas under a medical cannabis zoning ordinance approved by the county Planning Commission on Thursday night. The vote followed a renewed dispute between growers and residents who don't want the...
  6. Katelyn Baker

    OR: Planners Get An Earful On Pot Grows

    Benton County planners looking for public input on whether to allow commercial marijuana cultivation in the rural residential zone got what they wanted Wednesday night - and then some. In a meeting on the topic at the Sunset Building, Community Development Director Greg Verret assured an...
  7. Katelyn Baker

    OR: Deschutes County Lays Out Rural Pot Business Rules

    Bend, Ore. - Deschutes County commissioners have given cannabis businesses in rural areas the green light. The board recently lifted the opt-out moratorium that banned marijuana businesses in rural Deschutes. Beginning Sept. 1, Deschutes County will accept land use applications for recreational...
  8. 3jtoday

    Helicoptors doing flyby's

    We have our medical marijuana cards from Alternative Care Clinic and have below our legal limit growing in the ground. We live in a rural area where helicoptors do flyby's for one reason: looking for illegal grow operations. Our's is not an illegal grow operation. I suspect at some point in...
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