Our sheriff Debasilio is getting a big award and flying back east to receive the praise for his efforts with operation Terminus last year which netted a gazillion plants. The sheriff is up for election this year but no changes to the pot/grow scene are anticipated if a new sheriff is elected. If any change in marijuana regulations is enacted in Calaveras county it looks like new county supervisors, if elected,
are the last hope for big weed.
People I talk too here almost always have the same identical story about living next to registered pot farms.
1= They run noisy generators all night long
2=They run lots of lights illuminating whole hilltops and ruining nice dark skies[ we can see the milky way really well here]
3= They like to shoot off their guns a lot, especially around harvest paranoia time
4= They are rude= For example 2 dreaded out guys, bare foot, dirty walking through Senders market drinking beer. I don't know how they got away with that one.
4=They are rude= Passing cars on curves on Mt.Ranch rd.
5= They are rude and stink[ nothing worse than human B.O. ]
6= They think they are the saviors of the slow economy in Calaveras. Calaveras got by before the big weed invasion. I think they do as much damage as good .
7= Organized crime moved in
8= Senders parking lot turned into a drug deal zone
That being said, I personally know responsible growers who do no damage to the land and get along with neighbors. All are people who lived here before legalization. I have yet to meet a newcomer who tries to fit in with the country lifestyle, working with nature and neighbors, and I have met quite a few. There are some, I just have not met them yet and farmers are fleeing Calaveras county like rats from a sinking ship. Maybe you guys and gals should plant a vineyard and make some wine