Massive cannabis grow-op with 68,217 plants eradicated in California

Growth op

Several community complaints about a suspected cannabis grow-op in Fortuna, Calif. paid off big when deputies for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) pulled back the veil and found a cultivation site with almost 70,000 plants. In response to the numerous complaints, members of the HCSO’s Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) served a search warrant on Feb. 2 to investigate the illegal grow at a storage facility in Fortuna, notes an HCSO statement . Man illegally growing weed on leased farmland nabbed after landowner applies for a tax break Would you know if there was a cannabis factory next door? Police welcome citizen reports of suspicious drug activity Cannabis cultivators bank on illegal grow, but police make operation-ending withdrawal Deputies eradicated about 68,217 growing cannabis plants, as well as seized and destroyed more than 338 pounds (153 kilograms) of packaged, manicured cannabis bud, about 137 pounds (62 kg) of dried cannabis and over 107 pounds (about 49 kg) of cannabis shake. As a result of the search, it was determined the parcel of land in question did not have the okay to cultivate cannabis commercially. “A state licence is required to engage in commercial cannabis activity in California. Applicants will also need to provide proof of approval from the local jurisdiction they’ll be operating in before a licence can be issued,” according to the California Cannabis Portal . For personal use , adults over the age of 21 can cultivate six plants per parcel of land in California and locals may “reasonably regulate” personal cannabis gardens, adds information from the California arm of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Deputies detained seven individuals who were working at the site, all of whom were released, including a juvenile released into the custody of a parent, after the HCSO completed…

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