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Mendocino Country Independent News Hour
by Christina Aanestad ( christina [at] mendocinocountry.com )
Monday Jan 23rd, 2012 6:58 PM
This week on the Mendocino Country Independent News Hour, we speak with Mendocino County 2nd District Supervisor, John Mccowen, about the federal threats against the county's 9.31 medical marijuana permitting program, the 1st of its kind in the nation to regulate the production of medical marijuana.
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This week on the Mendocino Country Independent News Hour, we speak with Mendocino County 2nd District Supervisor, John Mccowen, about the federal threats against the county's 9.31 medical marijuana permitting program, the 1st of its kind in the nation to regulate the production of medical marijuana. Since the October 2011, announcement from federal authorities, to prosecute medical marijuana providers and governments that attempt to regulate the federally illicit devils weed, a string of county officials have received threats from the federal government, including Chico, Ca.

On January 3, 2012 federal agents visited Mendocino County Counsel and warned about the county's 9.31 illegality. County Counsel is now proposing the board of supervisors repeal the 9.31 regulations of 99 medical marijuana plants per parcel and reinstate 25 plants. One 9.31 participant says its time to finance a legal defense fund for the county, against federal intimidation. Also, we discuss if the new proposed 25 plant per parcel limit, could be a reinstatement of Measure G, not that 9.31 in limbo...? Supervisor John Mccowen successfully advocated for the repeal of Measure G, with Measure B in 2008. Measure G was a ground breaking ballot initiative that allowed the cultivation of 25 plants per case, of medical or personal use and called for law enforcement to make marijuana enforcement it's lowest priority.