Turning off the tap: California county hopes to dry up illegal cannabis grows by limiting water supply

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Any special permits will not be available for cannabis cultivation, Siskiyou County district attorney Kirk Andrus said, per Mount Shasta Herald. Weed products were seized and about 5,500 cannabis plants were destroyed, according to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The idea is to ensure any attempts to pump water from privately owned agricultural wells to be used for illegal cannabis grow-ops are greatly reduced or eliminated. California’s Siskiyou County has identified a novel way to evaporate the growing number of illegal cannabis farms sprouting up in a state that seems to forever be on the brink of drought: restrict where water trucks can go. Among others, the authorities found more than a handful of water diversion violations, including several that were substantial.

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California’s Siskiyou County has identified a novel way to evaporate the growing number of illegal cannabis farms sprouting up in a state that seems to forever be on the brink of drought: restrict where water trucks can go.

After green-lighting the new ordinance under the Sikiyou County Code earlier this month, the Board of Supervisors issued a notice of a public hearing to gather additional...

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