Chu tackles illegal pot growing

Supervisor Carmen Chu’s district has seen a number of raids on illegal marijuana growing operations in residential houses.

On Tuesday, she requested a hearing on the illegal growing operations to include a host of reports from different city departments about the problem:

The San Francisco Police Department, on its recent busts and, along with the Fire Department, the public safety implications of the illegal operations; the District Attorney’s Office, on the status and prosecution results of illegal grow arrests; and the Department of Public Health, on medical cannabis cards and how many are cardholders exist, with those numbers being broken down by supervisorial district.

A recent crackdown on illegal marijuana growing in the Sunset District has pushed the issue center stage.

The busts also highlight the sensitivity of the enforcement given that, as The Examiner has reported, The City has in place a policy making enforcement marijuana possession a “lowest priority.”
 

Bay Area NewsCarmen ChuGovernment & PoliticsPoliticspot growingUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SFUSD educators hit with layoff warning

Superintendent says district faces budget shortfall, depleted reserves

SF to provide $350K to help struggling nonprofit care for youth in crisis

City stopped sending clients to Edgewood Center after sexual abuse allegations emerged

Becerra sues Trump administration over Delta water diversions

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued President Donald Trump’s administration in federal… Continue reading

CalTrans settles lawsuit over homeless sweeps on state property

Settlement requires agency to give warning before taking property and assist with retrieval

Plan to relocate Bayview charter school meets with resistance

School district wants to move KIPP elementary to vacant Treasure Island school site

Most Read