Medical marijuana grows and illegal pot fields have become a major problem in Sonoma County, according to some residents, and the Board of Supervisors is now looking sweeping changes to laws applying to marijuana dispensaries.
A fire in San Jose Friday morning left four people displaced and a cannabis dispensary completely destroyed, a fire captain said.
The San Jose city council’s move to dramatically restrict the number of medical marijuana collectives should greatly reduce the crime and violence associated with some of the unlicensed clubs, said Police Chief Chris Moore.
Councilmembers have been debating how to best approach the estimated 120 dispensaries currently operating within city limits.
A new study found indoor medical marijuana growers now account for 3 percent of California’s electricity usage, enough to power 1 million homes.