Marijuana Cultivation Emergency

California County Declares Marijuana Cultivation Emergency

Jon Lopey, Siskiyou County Sheriff, requested the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors declares a local emergency over the illegal marijuana cultivation. He made the request on Tuesday afternoon, during an hours-long discussion at the Siskiyou County Courthouse in Yreka. The afternoon meeting attracted numerous people, who filled the supervisor’s chambers near to bursting. The goal of the meeting was for the board to make a decision about whether to proclaim the problem of illegal cultivators beyond the control of local authorities. Lopey was the first to speak. He stated the proclamation a necessary one due to a large number of illegal cultivation sites uncovered throughout the county. He brought up the risks these sites pose to life quality, environment, and public safety. Lopey backed up his concerns with several potential hazards, including incorrect waste storage, illegal pesticide use, lack of habitable living quarters, and other problems that may arise at …

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