Mendocino Lake Complex Fire: Cannabis farmers face doubly uncertain future

Cannabis growers were outraged Thursday when they found out that the Sheriff’s Department was escorting grapes growers into the fire zone to assess vineyards or pick grapes but were being refused access to their cannabis crops in the same way. 

One cultivator who’s been working with the county to craft local cannabis permitting rules asked for the same treatment vineyard owners were getting and was denied and says she was almost arrested twice over it.

Chiah Rodriques