cannabis cultivation

More letters to County objecting to cannabis proposed changes

I’m a longtime Sebastopol resident, Lone Pine Road area. I’m affiliated with Wine & Water Watch and Save Our Sonoma Neighborhoods and am writing to oppose the new draft ordinance. I do not oppose cannabis per se. Given that County of Sonoma has chosen to ignore the lessons of other jurisdictions, it does not appear that …

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Supervisors’ Proposed Marijuana Ordinance is a Disaster.

Supervisors’ Proposed Marijuana Ordinance is a Disaster. The Planning Commission will hold a hearing on this at 1:00 PM on Thursday, March 18.  We will send call-in information when it is available. Whether or not you attend the Planning Commission hearing, please send your written comments by noon, March 18, to cannabis@sonoma-county.org and copy your Supervisor   …

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Cannabis regulations and the County…..allowing up to 65,000 acres

The study prepared for Napa County stated 100,000 gallons of water per acre outdoor.   The County is set to allow up to 65,000 acres of cannabis to be grown in Sonoma County with a check list for easy approval by Permit Sonoma and the Ag Commissioner.  We already have a bloated wine industry with …

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Park set backs and cannabis in play for Benzinger permit

From local group: Hello all who are interested in this issue, Benzinger’s application is scheduled for August 12 at 8:30 a.m. right before the Guthrie’s grower. Attached is the public notice for Benzinger. Notice he has a new planner Kumail Raza. This is another test case for park setbacks. Share with all. NOTICE OF A …

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Another letter to deny

To: Everett Louie; bos@sonoma-county.org. Subject: UPC18-0001 Public Hearing August 12, 2020 Board of Supervisors – Public Comment Re: the proposed grow at 885 Montgomery Road in Sebastopol If you vote to approve this application on August 12th, at the same time please make a public statement and explain to your constituents that your primary goal is a robust …

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Wine vs. weed in Napa Valley

“Some winemakers see marijuana as a threat to their image and, potentially, the quality of their grapes. But others see cannabis as the only real way to diversify the county’s grape-dominant agricultural economy as millennials shy away from wine drinking. The report cites marijuana’s water demand — it estimates an acre of cannabis uses 1.1 …

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