Thursday, August 14, 2014
(Trinity County) Grand jury weighs in on pot
August 13, 2014
The Trinity Journal
By Sally Morris
In a report entitled “The Growing Issues of Marijuana Cultivation in Trinity County,” the 2013/14 Trinity County grand jury weighed in on the economic impacts and environmental harm from what it said is a major and growing industry in the county, “both legal and illegal.”
The report, issued at the end of June, said marijuana growers in Trinity County are not compelled to follow sustainable agricultural practices, noting that large quantities of nitrogen fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides are in use that are often illegal in general farming practice because of their toxicity to plants and animals. It said the lack of local regulations has also left growers free to put in roads and culverts or make wholesale changes in creeks.