In a new kind of cannabis crackdown in California's Nevada County, a special team of deputies is going door-to-door to make sure medical marijuana growers are following the law. The policy, ostensibly in response to some 200 complaints from neighbors, follows a new county ordinance. "The ordinance was designed to improve the quality of life in Nevada County," said Sgt. Guy Selleck of the Nevada County Sheriff's Department. "The complaints were basically driven from the odors of marijuana."
Nevada County supervisors passed the controversial new rules in May, setting strict limits on the size of gardens and distance from neighbors' homes. The ordinance also restricts growers to either an indoor or outdoor crop.
"I believe I’m targeted, because of my vocalness of support of medical marijuana," said grower Bruce Brennan, who was arrested Sept. 13 for his oversized operation that investigators say was likely intended for illegal sales—an accusation Brennan denies. "I'm in an agricultural county [and] I came and settled in this county for a specific reason," he said. "It's a medical necessity." (CBS Sacramento, Sept. 13)
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