Abated cannabis heading to the shredder
Abated cannabis heading to the shredder

County Officials Abate Over 2 Tons of Illegal Cannabis

Author: Department of Planning & Building
Date: 6/22/2018 2:46:17 PM

On June 21, 2018, County Planning & Building and Sheriff's Office served several abatement warrants on properties in California Valley. As a result, over two tons of illegal cannabis were seized and destroyed.

County Department of Planning & Building Code Enforcement and the Sheriff's Office executed six abatement warrants and abated 2,600 illegal cannabis plants, totaling 2.63 tons from California Valley on June 21, 2018. The joint effort was initiated through the County Cannabis Abatement Hearing process.

Cannabis cannot be legally cultivated in most of California Valley due to zoning laws. The operators of illegal grows were afforded a hearing and an opportunity to stop growing and self-abate their crops. Some growers complied with the County's regulations, but many did not.

County officials will continue to seek out and put a stop to illegal grows countywide through the streamlined civil hearing process. They hope to communicate the message that while cannabis is legal to grow in portions of the county, all growers must obtain the necessary permits and licenses from both the County and the State.

To learn more information about the County's regulations, please visit the "Know Before You Grow" article.