Has anyone stopped to consider the Streisand effect? (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
I know it is public info, but how many people would have found this on their own? Genuinely asking, not sure how info like this is disseminated in NorCal.
To be clear, I am not defending the pigs. This is absolutely fucking evil and should be criminal. Someone is very likely going to get hurt over this.
Best of luck to those affected in Calaveras, hope you get through this smoothly.
Also: I wonder if the intent, or part of it at least, of this is to discourage others from attempting to go legit. Stories like this certainly reinforce skepticism and reluctance to put your name on a list, or go legit. The likely net effect is less people will be willing to come forward. Are they trying to create more criminals, rather than create more legit businesses? Cuz that is what shit like this will do.
edit: Just saw an article. All I had to do was google "Calaveras County" and it was in the top search results as a News article. Article is here - http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/n...497a3bbcf.html
Found some interesting tidbits from the article, which is linked above...
This isn't going anyway, it's going to continue...
A list of nearly 1,000 applicants to be legal cannabis growers in Calaveras County was released Wednesday by the Calaveras County Planning Department.
...“This is a snapshot in time as of last Friday,” said Planning Director Peter Maurer on Thursday. “We’re going to update this list every week.
It did specify that the release of info varied according to the type of business, cold comfort I know, but it's an important distinction... (emphasis added is my own)
Information for nearly 740 commercial growers is detailed and provides names of the farmers, the name of the farm or business, whether the business is conducted as an indoor operation or is mixed-light or outdoor, addresses, county parcel numbers, zoning designation, and the size of the grow canopy.
Information for all personal and most caregiver growers, who are not commercial operations, is limited to zoning, city, zip code, light source and canopy size. The Planning Department did list names and addresses for some caregivers, but did not indicate why it listed some caregivers but not the vast majority.
No surprise here... this is how most towns operate. Permitting and licensing is a nightmare. (again emphasis added is my own)
So far, 27 applicants have been denied and at least 14 of those denials have been appealed to the Planning Commission for review. However, the commission has upheld every denial brought forward for review.
This is how small towns set up rackets. Their buddies get approved, and anyone else gets screwed. The good 'ol boy system. Look at the list of people involved in the county, especially the larger set-ups. Lots of former public officials. I'm sure they "know someone" downtown to help get their paperwork pushed through.