Congressman's Letter Asks for More Resources Against Trespass Grows

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) recently sent a letter to U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag asking her to focus resources on prosecuting trespass marijuana growers instead of those complying with the state’s medical marijuana laws.

In the letter sent to Haag on Wednesday, Huffman said he believes trespass grows are the “greatest emerging threat to public safety and environmental health in the Northern District in this critical drought year.” …

Federal law will be stronger come November when new sentencing guidelines “that provide enhanced penalties for individuals responsible for trespass marijuana cultivation operations” take effect, Huffman’s letter states. The 2014 National Drug Control Strategy found efforts should be focused on threats to public safety and the environment, and not against medical dispensaries or other operations following the law.

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Photos courtesy of Alicia Hamann, May 14 2014

Article by: Melissa Simon

Published by: Eureka Times Standard

Published: July 19, 2014

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