Cops are asking for a list of medical weed grows. The DA and the sheriff of Deschutes County, Oregon sent a letter to the Oregon Heath Auth (OHA) on February 7 which said that law enforcement is having trouble enforcing growing and manufacturing laws because it’s difficult to determine it grow sites are following Oregon’s medical cannabis program.
The state of Oregon has let the citizens of Deschutes County down. The state of Oregon does not have enforcement to ensure that medical marijuana grows are complying with the rules and regulations and they definitely don’t have the enforcement numbers to ensure recreational marijuana grows are complying with the rules and regulations.” Sheriff Shane Nelson stated.
There are more than 900 medical grows in Deschutes County and roughly 25,600 medical grows in the state. Because of the sheer quantity of cannabis grown in Oregon, the state is experiencing a surplus of weed, which is pushing what would typically be legal weed onto the black market in states where it’s legal.
Sheriff Nelson says he hasn’t heard back from the OHA yet but wants the list so his agency can be proactive in making sure medical grows are following the current laws.