Monday, January 30, 2012

Mendocino Sheriff's Dept. funding up in smoke

Read a story from the San Francisco Chronicle here. An excerpt follows:
[Officials in Mendocino County, California] have calculated the sheriff's department will be losing more than a half-million dollars in revenue after the Board of Supervisors voted last week to end the program of issuing permits to cannabis collectives.

The permits allowed the collectives to grow up to 99 plants at a time, but also required deputies to conduct monthly inspections.
In spite of this significant loss of revenue, the county sheriff has indicated that he does anticipate laying off any deputies. The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California had warned Mendocino County officials that its practice was at odds with federal law.

Mendocino County, a nonmetropolitan county in northern California, covers 3,506 square miles. With a population of just over 87,000, its population density is 25.1 persons/square mile. The low population density and and heavily forested terrain often presents challenges for law enforcement. Read more here.

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