Stanislaus to Impose New Cannabis Cultivation Fines

Stanislaus County is upping the ante for those caught growing illegal pot.

On Dec. 19 new fines will kick in. Right now, illegal cultivators face a maximum fine of $500. Soon, they can be charged up to $1,000 a day.

Because the fines impact property owners, landlords will have to get serious about screening their tenants, said Board of Supervisors Chairman Terry Withrow.

Some landlords have expressed concerns they could face penalties for operations they were completely uninvoled in. But Withrow said Code Enforcement is likely to issue warnings first. Additionally, the ordinance — which passed the Board unanimously— allows delayed penalties and a 15-day grace period for landlords to correct any problems caused by renters.

Read more at KCRA


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