Tony Linegar

FOG UPDATE -New Hemp and Cannabis regulations on the way

“This means neighbors of projects will have little opportunity to make comment on applications and that applicants will not be required to go through environmental review, such as requirements for traffic and sound studies or water availability, etc. that might be required for use permits in Sonoma County.” FOG UPDATE -New Hemp and Cannabis regulations […]

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Sonoma County Planning Commission approves rules to govern hemp crop, paving way for legal industry

Allowing hemp to be grown next to neighbors in ag/residential zoning will diminish property values and problems will continue. Set backs only do so much……ordinances like this are causing the law “Right to Farm” to be challenged as a “taking” of personal property……. hemp pushes that envelope.  “The ordinance outlines areas where hemp cultivation will

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Nov. 21, 1:20pm Hemp Hearing at Permit Sonoma

The County has set the date for the hemp growing resolution. Our ag commissioner wants hemp cul;tization to help “stabilize” farmers income. Please note that RR (Rural Residential) zoning prohibits but other zoning not so…. Comments MUST be received 10 days prior to the hearing to be included in the staff report. If you have

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From April on hemp in Sonoma county: “Enough Rope”

No mention of extensive water used for this crop…..supervisors will vote to extend moratorium today or let it expire, hire hemp manager.  “For agriculture to survive in Sonoma, it has to produce products that bring a solid financial return per acre planted. On that score, hemp blows grapes out of the water. “In Colorado an

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CAFF Newsletter: HEMP MORATORIUM?

HEMP MORATORIUM? HEMP MORATORIUM? The Sonoma County Ag Commissioner, following the lead of 13 other counties,  is pushing County Supervisors to pass a temporary moratorium on commercial hemp cultivation. Reasons include 1) the state has yet to issue final hemp cultivation regulations, 2) a loophole exists in state law for the cultivation of hemp for research purposes without registering with

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