CALIFORNIA: Madera County just changed its marijuana ordinance and it’s officially in effect. And it’s no slap on the hand. The fines are hefty, and they’re aimed at those who are growing in excess.
Thursday, July 17, 2014. Cameras are rolling as Sheriff John Anderson navigates his way through a marijuana grow the size of a football field. 42 rows filled with plants hidden in a vegetable garden.
If that grow was discovered and raided today — the grower would be fined $250 per plant. Deputies pulled nearly 2,000 plants out of the ground. If you do the math, that’s $500,000 in fines.
Sheriff John Anderson said, “We decided we’ve got to control this somehow we’re running into acres and acres of marijuana and they’re saying they’re growing it for the compassionate care act.”