Tag Archives: Marijuana Grow Sites

‘Dead Skunk’ Stench From Marijuana Farms Outrages Californians

They call it fresh skunk, the odor cloud or sometimes just the stink. Mike Wondolowski often finds himself in the middle of it. He may be on the chaise longue on his patio, at his computer in the house, or tending to his orange and lemon trees in the garden when the powerful, nauseating stench […]
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Proposed marijuana growing site sparks debate on ‘youth activity centers’

County commissioners rule 4-H doesn’t qualify for exemption. A proposed marijuana growing facility east of Bend looks to be headed for approval, after the Deschutes County Commission debated an unusual objection. Source: Proposed marijuana growing site sparks debate on ‘youth activity centers’; County commissioners rule 4-H doesn’t qualify for exemption

Marijuana pesticide contamination worries Oregon farmers

Due to Oregon’s pesticide testing regime for marijuana and its high value, growers of more conventional crops worry about getting blamed for contamination. Concerns about pesticide drift are nothing new in agriculture, but the issue has taken on new gravity for Oregon farmers with marijuana-growing neighbors. Due to Oregon’s pesticide testing regime for marijuana and […]
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State: Most pot-growing operations in compliance;

After saturating the field of marijuana growers with inspectors this fall, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced Monday that most operations are in compliance with regulations. “Operation Good Harvest” focused on outdoor growers in Southern Oregon but included the Bend, Eugene, Portland and Salem areas as well, the OLCC stated in a press release. Source: […]
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Editorial: State should be open about pot grows

Drug manufacturers have to follow all sorts of rules to keep their products and the public safe. But the rules in Oregon for medical marijuana growers create secrets where there shouldn’t be secrets. For instance, people who grow medical marijuana in Deschutes County must comply with rules for odor, noise, screening and fencing, water, security […]
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Lawsuit could have a broad effect on pot industry

A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on America’s budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property’s value. The trial set to begin Monday in Denver is the first time a jury will consider a lawsuit using federal anti-racketeering […]
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Policing pot

Oregon Liquor Control Commission inspectors are fanning out across Southern Oregon to scrutinize local marijuana grows as part of Operation Good Harvest. The goal is to make sure growers are complying with regulations and not straying into the black market. “I came down to Southern Oregon because we’ve just started up Operation Good Harvest, which […]
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Oregon marijuana growers now must notify officials about harvests

Before Matthew Miller harvests marijuana this fall from his fields in Southern Oregon, he’ll have to notify the state for the first time ever — a process that could bring inspectors to make sure none of his pot is being illegally diverted. The new harvest notification policy, which took effect Saturday, is the first of […]
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Toxic pesticides found at most illegal California pot farms

Investigators suspect some illegal grows are now being moved into agricultural areas where they blend in alongside legitimate marijuana and other crops. Nine of every 10 illegal marijuana farms raided in California this year contained traces of powerful and potentially lethal pesticides that are poisoning wildlife and could endanger water supplies, researchers and federal authorities […]
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Deschutes County marijuana SDCs come under fire

Oregon Farm Bureau asks lawmakers to review fee. Potential marijuana growers and processors in Deschutes County must pay a road fee called a system development charge. That charge, now under fire from the Oregon Farm Bureau, is unique to the county, which adopted it about two years ago. Source: Deschutes County marijuana SDCs come under fire – KTVZ