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Two marijuana grows raided in Sunny Brae search warrants

There are 46 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Nov 11, 2010, titled Two marijuana grows raided in Sunny Brae search warrants. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

The Arcata Police Department served search warrants on Wednesday at two Sunny Brae residences suspected of illegally cultivating marijuana.

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anonomous

Arcata, CA

#1 Nov 11, 2010
So did the people that had a legal garden get an apology? Did anyone repair the damages that the police caused? If it was my legal garden, i would be filing a heavy lawsuit.
wobbly

Arcata, CA

#2 Nov 11, 2010
No where in the article does it say the police damaged the house. The owners/renters had modified the house, possibly creating a health and safety violation for themselves and their neighbors.
PlayFair

Chico, CA

#3 Nov 11, 2010
Was the IRS notified about the "legal" garden and did APD recommend a tax audit? If the "legal" growers are claiming their income, then a lawsuit may be valid. Otherwise, your blowing smoke!
Keal the Messenger

Eureka, CA

#4 Nov 11, 2010
anonomous wrote:
So did the people that had a legal garden get an apology? Did anyone repair the damages that the police caused? If it was my legal garden, i would be filing a heavy lawsuit.
215 is not a force-field that keeps police at bay.In fact it's OK for them to arrest and jail growers if they doubt legality.215 cards are protection against convictions but not arrests. The folks at the first house should be gracious and say thank you for the "locals" allowing them to break Federal Law.
I'll bet the 2 houses were connected in the typical "cluster"multi-house operation.But how could a 50sqft-1200KW grow have any electrical issues.I suspect the grow was out of compliance with Arcata planning comm.guidelines but within the County BOS limits.Can anyone say "KlusterPhubK"? Eureka.Your next.
Gargamel

Davis, CA

#5 Nov 11, 2010
I hope those little smurfs paid their taxes or stated their income or they are no good selfish smurfs. Gargamel and Jah do not like legal growers that dont contribute to our hospitals, roads and fire departments. Oh dont forget about our schools.
HAHAHA

Eureka, CA

#6 Nov 11, 2010
See what happens when people get greedy!! HAAHAHAHAHAH Get real jobs and pay taxes like responsible american citizens!!! I don't feel one bit sorry for people who get arrested!!

“HENCHMAN OF JUSTICE”

Since: Dec 07

McKinleyville

#7 Nov 11, 2010
GREED IS PROBLEMATIC, it's true! Seems to me that a home owner or renter would have to file a building footprint amendment with the local building department to convert ANY EXISTING USES on file to some different use. This is where indoor grows will begin to get hammered (building code violations!!!!!!!)

A bedroom is a bedroom - a habitable space, not uninhabitable.

A garage is a garage for parking space requirements - these requirements are usurped and violated when a garage is used for anything but parking a vehicle.

A bathroom is a bathroom - not a hydroponics for agricultural purposes use.

......and so on - if I were a CBO (and I could be easily), these problems would not be problems because people would know their LEGAL boundaries and LEGAL options - both growers and non-growers.

There comes a time that non-growers MUST ACCEPT LEGAL 215 grows while reigning in their prejudisms that seem to affect even those who are legally complying with STATE LAWS. CITIES AND COUNTIES NEED TO BE KEPT "IN-CHECK" SO AS TO NOT GO OVERBOARD ON POLICIES THAT WILL BE UNENFORCEABLE, UNCONSTITUTIONAL OR FLAT OUT ABUSIVE IN DESIGN, DRAFT, CONCEPT, IMPLEMENTATION, ETC....

JL
DeadHead

Eureka, CA

#8 Nov 11, 2010
Jeff,
You are something.

I agree with Shane B. of the Arcata City Clowncil.Do like Shelter Cove and charge a 500% surtax for electrical usage beyond the normal household billing.It would allow the Arcata officials to identify the growers who aren't in compliance with current Arcata regulations.The extra fees should be dedicated to developing alternative energy sources.
Read the LA Times article about growing in Shelter Cove,Humboldt County,USA...Wow.
bluecon

Castro Valley, CA

#9 Nov 11, 2010
u got the good goo up there
anonomous

Arcata, CA

#10 Nov 11, 2010
NEWSFLASH!!!
The Arcata ordinance as it applies to personal gaden is ILLEGAL. ASA and CANORML are both actily seeking people to SUE the city of Arcata and the city of Eureka for thier respective ordinances.
They are in fact an illegal amendment to prop 215.
Nowhere in the law does it give local jurisdiction the autority to limit peoples personal gardens.
Local Ordinances Attack Patients’ Right to Grow
Posted March 17th, 2010 by canorml_admin
March 17 – As federal DEA pressure subsides in California, opponents of medical marijuana are pushing to impose new and unprecedented restrictions on medical marijuana cultivation through local ordinances of dubious constitutionality.
In Long Beach, a city within LA County, the city council adopted a dispensary ordinance that requires all patient collectives to grow marijuana on their own premises within the city limits. The Los Angeles DA’s office has maintained – falsely – that this is necessary under state law. In fact, state law has no such restrictions; patients from anywhere in the state can join in collective cultivation projects. Although SB 420 restricts primary caregivers to no more than one patient outside their home city or county, this doesn’t apply to collectives, and Cal NORML attorneys argue that it is an unconstitutional restriction on Prop. 215.
The LA DA’s office sought to enact similar restrictions in the city of LA’s recent ordinance, which states that “no collective may provide medical marijuana to any persons other than its members who participate in the collective cultivation of marijuana at or upon the location of that collective.” Critics, including Cal NORML, argue that collectives can legally maintain multiple cultivation locations around the state.
anonomous

Arcata, CA

#11 Nov 11, 2010
cont.
California NORML challenges the practicality of on-site cultivation, given that the average dispensary requires an estimated 8.75 square feet of indoor space for a typical clientele of 500 to 750 patients. At this rate, some 4 acres of grow space would be required to serve the 10,000 patients in the Long Beach area, an amount that might well alarm neighborhood groups.
Long Beach city councilmembers chose to overlook such arguments from medical marijuana proponents, accepting instead the mendacious claims of the LA County DA’s office, whose boss, Steve Cooley, has launched an anti-dispensary crusade while pursuing a political campaign for the Republican nomination for state Attorney General.
The Los Angeles and Long Beach ordinances appear destined for lengthy court challenges. The LA ordinance imposes tight zoning restrictions aimed at cutting the number of the dispensaries in the city from over 500 to just 70, a target that many think will be difficult to enforce. One lawsuit against the ordinance has already been filed by Americans for Safe Access, which argues that the ordinance violates due process because it gives dispensary applicants only seven days to find a legal location, and no maps showing what zones are legal were provided by the city.
Many other localities have proposed dubious anti-cultivation measures recently. Tehama County Supervisors are considering an ordinance that would declare it a public nuisance for anyone cultivate over12 mature or 24 immature plants on parcels of less than 20 acres. The Tehama proposal would ban any cultivation whatsoever within 1,000 ft of a school, which is almost certainly a violation of Prop. 215 patients’ fundamental right to medicine; and require every landlord to register any Prop 215 garden with the city, which violates the 5th amendment right against self-incrimination. It is scheduled to be voted on April 6.
The city of Corning in Tehama County adopted an ordinance that prohibits cultivation outdoors or in a residential structure. Gardens would have to be located in a secure detached structure in the rear yard only, removed ten feet from the property line and with a six foot solid fence and with a mechanical ventilation system and security system approved by a Building Official or the Police Dept.
Cal NORML believes that Corning’s ordinance poses an unconstitutionally burdensome limitation on patients’ right to grow their own medicine under Prop. 215. Cal NORML is interested in hearing from potential plaintiffs wishing to challenge Corning’s ordinance.
anonomous

Arcata, CA

#12 Nov 11, 2010
cont.Red Bluff, another Tehama town, dropped an even more stringent proposal to ban medical marijuana cultivation entirely, after Cal NORML attorney Bill Panzer warned the city attorney that it was unconstitutional and would precipitate a lawsuit.
Shasta County Supervisors are considering a proposal that would require patients to file a zoning permit for all medical marijuana gardens. Indoor cultivation would be restricted to legally established residences; outdoor grows would be limited to 60 square feet on lots less than an acre, or 240 square feet elsewhere, and would have to be surrounded by six-foot fences.
Redding adopted an ordinance to restrict medical marijuana gardens to a maximum of 100 square feet of canopy or 10% of home or garden area – relatively liberal limits that would suffice for most, but not all, patients.
Two Mendocino County towns, Ukiah and Willits, have ordinances banning outside grows within city limits so as to mitigate the odor of marijuana. So far, no patients have challenged these laws. However, they have filed a lawsuit against a proposed Mendocino County ordinance that classifies any cultivation of 25 plants or more on a single parcel as a public nuisance.
Eureka has an ordinance on the table that would require patients to reside where they cultivate. The language is based on Arcata’s ordinance and is intended to prevent homes being turned into “grow houses.”
The right of individual patients to cultivate for their own medical needs is fundamental to Prop. 215. However, a stronger case can be made that cities and counties have the right to regulate larger, collective gardens and dispensaries. The right of cities to zone out dispensaries was upheld in a precedent-setting appellate court decision, Claremont v. Kruse, and is the subject of another pending case involving the city of Anaheim.
Patients interested in challenging local restrictions on home cultivation are invited to contact California NORML’s legal committee at [email protected]
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php...
http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php...
Dope

Milpitas, CA

#13 Nov 11, 2010
All just to get stoned. What a waste of air. Lytle, you are beyond stupid.
agatha

Crescent City, CA

#14 Nov 11, 2010
wobbly wrote:
No where in the article does it say the police damaged the house. The owners/renters had modified the house, possibly creating a health and safety violation for themselves and their neighbors.
Exactly.
CACARJOU

Clearlake, CA

#15 Nov 11, 2010
I JUST WANT 2 SAY THAT ANYONE WITH NON NATIVE BLOOD IS ILLEGAL IN MY COUNTRY AND ALWAYS WILL BE PERIOD YOUR DUMB ASSES NEED 2 WATCH WE SHALL REMAIN A PBS DOCUMENTARY AND LOOK AT PYRAMIDS IN AMERICAN ONLY THEN WILL YOU KNOW TRUE AMERICAN HISTORY. **** EVERYTHING ELSE YOU TALKING ABOUT IN MY COUNTRY.
Sunshine

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Nov 11, 2010
CACARJOU wrote:
I JUST WANT 2 SAY THAT ANYONE WITH NON NATIVE BLOOD IS ILLEGAL IN MY COUNTRY AND ALWAYS WILL BE PERIOD YOUR DUMB ASSES NEED 2 WATCH WE SHALL REMAIN A PBS DOCUMENTARY AND LOOK AT PYRAMIDS IN AMERICAN ONLY THEN WILL YOU KNOW TRUE AMERICAN HISTORY.**** EVERYTHING ELSE YOU TALKING ABOUT IN MY COUNTRY.
Whatever, freak.
Local

Sunnyvale, CA

#17 Nov 11, 2010
I think they should have to eat all their psilocybin mushrooms in one sitting....
dope head

Eureka, CA

#18 Nov 11, 2010
anonomous wrote:
So did the people that had a legal garden get an apology? Did anyone repair the damages that the police caused? If it was my legal garden, i would be filing a heavy lawsuit.
Hey dorkwad, did you read the article? The home had building code violations which probably or usually includes an illegal writing operation to by-pass the meter.
me mary

Houston, TX

#19 Nov 11, 2010
Jeffrey Lytle wrote:
GREED IS PROBLEMATIC, it's true! Seems to me that a home owner or renter would have to file a building footprint amendment with the local building department to convert ANY EXISTING USES on file to some different use. This is where indoor grows will begin to get hammered (building code violations!!!!!!!)
A bedroom is a bedroom - a habitable space, not uninhabitable.
A garage is a garage for parking space requirements - these requirements are usurped and violated when a garage is used for anything but parking a vehicle.
A bathroom is a bathroom - not a hydroponics for agricultural purposes use.
......and so on - if I were a CBO (and I could be easily), these problems would not be problems because people would know their LEGAL boundaries and LEGAL options - both growers and non-growers.
There comes a time that non-growers MUST ACCEPT LEGAL 215 grows while reigning in their prejudisms that seem to affect even those who are legally complying with STATE LAWS. CITIES AND COUNTIES NEED TO BE KEPT "IN-CHECK" SO AS TO NOT GO OVERBOARD ON POLICIES THAT WILL BE UNENFORCEABLE, UNCONSTITUTIONAL OR FLAT OUT ABUSIVE IN DESIGN, DRAFT, CONCEPT, IMPLEMENTATION, ETC....
JL
I am sooooooooooooooooooo glad you were not voted in...as tho that was even a posability. You are one crazy, sick dude, who is into a mental illness where you feel righteous...much like a gang stalker feels he is right in his mind. You write double speak and try to influence with a gift of gab, and a language no one but you knows what the hell you are talking about...no real intelligence. Get help
Anonymous

Eureka, CA

#20 Nov 11, 2010
dope head wrote:
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Hey dorkwad, did you read the article? The home had building code violations which probably or usually includes an illegal writing operation to by-pass the meter.
Passing by the meter is so seldom seen these days because Cal made stealing power a bigger offense than growing weed.The alterations they talk about are usually a drop line running from the breaker box to a sub-panel(sold at many gro shops) mounted in the bedroom.

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