Siskiyou Co. cracking down on illegal marijuana grows

0720 Siskiyou County MarijuanaSiskiyou County, Calif. – The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is now cracking down on illegal outdoor medical marijuana grows.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said the county began enforcing the county’s two new medical marijuana ordinances on July 7th.

Siskiyou County Ordinances 15-18 and 15-19 ban outdoor medical marijuana grows on private property. The amendments allow only 12 plants to be grown in a compliant indoor structure or greenhouse.

Deputies said in the first week of enforcement, the newly-formed Siskiyou Interagency Marijuana Investigation Team, or SIMIT, issued 21 notices to violators and eradicated 497 illegal marijuana plants.

In a press release, Sheriff Jon Lopey said in part, “SIMIT’s objective is to curtail the numerous illegal marijuana grow sites on private property in various parts of unincorporated Siskiyou County. We are not targeting compliant, legitimate medical marijuana users who are in possession of an amount of marijuana consistent with their prescribed medical needs.”

Additional information about code compliance can be found at http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/content/planning-division-medical-marijuana-cultivation

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