I have heard a few reports of dark helicopters circling overhead of former 22,000 square foot grows. Have yet to hear of them flying over anything smaller yet. They only busted 80 farms last year with the sheriffs department and their are hundreds if not over a thousand of grows at or larger then 1/2 acre so that should keep them off the small people.
The election yesterday is going to change EVERYTHING. It is almost assured that we will have 3 or more pro regulation supervisors this coming January. Lets look at the election results
-District 1: Pro Ban Gary Toffinelli has the recall that needs to collect the signatures by June 28th. Not clear what will happen here.
District 2-Pro regulation Jack Gharamendi recall effort failed so he will remain in office.
District 3 Pro Regulation Meritta Callaway received 47% of the vote, likely to win in the fall. PRO REGULATION Oliveira came in 2nd with 29%. PRO BAN Ed Langen with 24% is out of the race.
District 4: Pro Ban Mills recall effort just turned in 2300 signatures looking to recall him, they only need 1555 for it to go to the fall ballot. Mills only had 1700 vote for him, so more people have now signed for him to be replaced meaning it is a high potential this will flip to become pro regulation in January.
District 5-Pro Ban Clapp is going to be replaced. He got elected in a recall effort and only had 33% vote for him last election. This time that dropped and he only had 31.5%. PRO REGULATION Ben stopper Received 32.5% and will face off with Clapp in the fall. Clapp has not chance. The third place went to HIGHLY PRO REGULATION Bruce Guidici with 29%. 9% went to Gustafensen in 4th who never commented on cannabis.
Sheriffs Office: Lukewarm/Pro Regulation Rick Basillio got 49% of the vote. Pro Regulation Pat Garrahan got 22%, and PRO BAN Gary stevens got 29%.
This very clearly shows that the banners represent a loud minority in the county of between 25% and 33% of the population depending on which district you are in. THeir is about an equal number of hardcore cannabis supporters with the rest of the people in the middle, likely preferring some sort of compromise.
I have been meeting Many people moving out here from the Bay, all types of people from Liberals-conservatives-libertarians-Socialists but I have yet to meet one that believes Prohibition of cannabis is the best strategy. I agree they dont want cannabis farms surrounding them, but most of the farms are illegal anyway so from my conversations people would be fine with a few hundred farms in the county if they were regulated and OUTSIDE residential areas on larger parcels.. As more people move here from the Bay the numbers of voters who would like some amount of cannabis to be regulated and taxed to pay for the eradication of illegal grows is only going to increase.
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