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Ukiah Cannabis Grow Faces Thousands in Fines for Refusal to Abate 100 Cannabis Plants

Mendocino County’s Code Enforcement began publishing cannabis code enforcement efforts in May 2021. MendoFever will be republishing these releases for the public.

Action Date:       05/26/21

Location: 400 Block of Hardwick Lane in Ukiah (UPDATE)

Information:

The Mendocino County Code Enforcement Division is continuing to conduct an investigation regarding non-permitted commercial cannabis cultivation at the listed location.

The Code Enforcement investigation confirmed that commercial cannabis cultivation was occurring in non-permitted structures without a County Cultivation Permit or State Cultivation License.  The responsible party refused to abate the 100 cannabis plants being cultivated and Code Enforcement subsequently issued Administrative Citations with penalties as follows:

1.) $260 per day for non-permitted structures used for cannabis cultivation.

2.) $2,000 per day for violations of the Mendocino County Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance.

3.) A $20,000 (100 plants x $200 “per plant”) one time penalty for non-permitted commercial cannabis cultivation.

As of 5/26/21, the responsible party continues to cultivate and is still refusing to abate the 100 cannabis plants being cultivated. Code Enforcement subsequently issued Administrative Citations with penalties as follows and will be exploring further criminal and civil enforcement remedies to gain compliance:

1.) $1,400 per day (increased from $260) for non-permitted structures used for cannabis cultivation.

2.) $2,000 per day (still accruing) for violations of the Mendocino County Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance.

3.) $20,000 per day (100 plants x $200 “per plant”, increased from one time to daily) for non-permitted commercial cannabis cultivation.

The Code Enforcement Division receives all Cannabis and General Code Violation complaints in the unincorporated areas of the County. Complaints can be made in person at our offices or by visiting our website at: www.mendocinocounty.org/government/codeenforcement to file an online complaint. Cannabis specific complaints can also be filed by calling the Cannabis Complaint Hotline at: (844) 421-WEED(9333).

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  1. I find this interesting as the local growers are trying to convince the county that there is more room to grow etc. The local citizens are against the concept from what I can tell due to lack of code enforcement. Clearly Code enforcement is going to step it up as the county wants more taxes. If this owner thinks he/she/they can escape fines etc they may find far more trouble than expected. OR am I missing something here?

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