Tuesday morning, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors renewed their calls to the California Governor’s Workplace to declare a neighborhood state of emergency in Siskiyou County because of the extreme quantity of unlawful cannabis grows.
They first made the State of Emergency plea in 2017, based on District 1 Supervisor Brandon Criss.
“The issue continues,” Criss stated. “It is similar to if there was a fireplace, the hearth was nonetheless burning, you’ll nonetheless have the declaration of emergency.”
Criss and Sheriff Jon Lopey perceive there’s a authorized use for cannabis medically and legally it may be purchased and offered, however the issue they face is folks rising greater than they’re legally allowed to, turning round and promoting it for a serious revenue to consumers who, Lopey says, could also be on the east coast.
“The illicit marijuana downside is not any totally different than a raging forest hearth,” Lopey stated. “It is doing injury to our county, it’s doing injury to our youngsters, it’s doing injury to our surroundings.”
If Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Siskiyou County’s illicit cannabis downside, then the county’s assets would have the ability to work with state and doubtlessly federal assets in finding unlawful grows and ensuring they arrive into compliance, on the very least.