Could this absurdity conflict with HIPAA Privacy Rules?
Protected Health Information. The Privacy Rule protects all "individually identifiable health information" held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral. The Privacy Rule calls this information "protected health information (PHI)."12
“Individually identifiable health information” is information, including demographic data, that relates to:
the individual’s past, present or future physical or mental health or condition,
the provision of health care to the individual, or
the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to the individual,
and that identifies the individual or for which there is a reasonable basis to believe it can be used to identify the individual.13 Individually identifiable health information includes many common identifiers (e.g., name, address, birth date, Social Security Number).
The Privacy Rule excludes from protected health information employment records that a covered entity maintains in its capacity as an employer and education and certain other records subject to, or defined in, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232g.
This is the angle I'd take to start a huge class action lawsuit againt any individual involved w the planning commissions votes againt these 215 protected licenses.
Is it feasible?
But something of this nature would get a huge amount of attention as well as set precedent un the law.
In canada , we voted in a government prime minister that promised to make it legal, he's gone with bullet speed to push a bunch of stuff,,,,yet this promise is being dragged. Am I surprised,,,no!
And lets not forget, the conspiracy of the big pharma making the diseases to be able to treat them....
Thanks to Calaveras counties insensitivity to the security of growers of high value products the Mexican cartels will no longer have to do their own growing, home invasions are much easier and the cartels put no value on human lives.
The Sheriff really stated he wouldn't protect growers? Is he telling the cartels they have a green light for home invasions, hmmmm and no firearms to protect yourself at you grow! Oh shit, maybe off duty cops will invade homes, steal cannabis and sell it back east similar to the detective in Butte county last year, knowing you have no protection for yourself or family.
Looks like grounds for impeachment and lawsuit.
Hell, orchards are protected by law enforcement and fines for stealing.
Set up roadblocks at night time to catch rippers, deal with those you catch spectacularly, make very certain you never get caught
Trace the ****s who made this happen, make them feel unsafe at home
Publicise all friends of officialdom who get licences that are denied to almost everybody else, fly drones over their grows and houses
Growers, look at non firearm defences, you have the time to plan and know the lie of the land. Do you realise that Capsicum, hot pepper spray is extracted just the same as Hash oil... Bear spray is 25% IIRC... Plan for rippers and deal with them.
As Chaos says above, firearms may be forbidden, but does that include a taser, bear traps, bows and the suchlike?
Razor wire absolutely everywhere, shift sleeping on site, that sort of thing might help.
It's just not going end well though is it?
In my neck of the woods , boobie trapping crops will get you serious time in jail. My thoughts are bear spray/tazer and harvest now. Or set up security detail on larger crops. I'm still mind blown that this happened