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Rogue Sonoma County cannabis grows costing state $1.5M to clean - By Christina Molcillo – Emerald Report

Assembly member Jim Wood (D- Healdsburg) has just announced that the administration is providing $1.5 million in the state budget to fund environmental cleanup of illegal cannabis grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties. “Our beautiful pristine forests have become havens for these illegal grow sites,” said Mr. Wood, who represents these North Coast counties. “These illegitimate growers have continued to ignore not only state laws for farming cannabis, but have left these sites ravaged by lethal chemicals, clear-cutting and thousands of pounds of trash.”

Gov. Brown earmarks $1.5M for cleanup of Emerald Triangle marijuana grow sites - By The Times-Standard

The following is a press release issued by the office of North Coast Assemblyman Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg): The Brown administration, a passionate proponent of environmental protection, is providing $1.5 million in the state budget to fund environmental cleanup of illegal cannabis grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife along the North Coast and with Assemblymember Wood’s leadership, we’re doing something about it,” said Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Gov. Brown earmarks $1.5M for cleanup of Emerald Triangle marijuana grow sites – Redwood Times - By Will Houston

California Gov. Jerry Brown is earmarking $1.5 million in his May revise budget for cleanup of environmental damage caused by illegal marijuana farms within the state’s cultivation heartland in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife along the North Coast and with Assemblymember [Jim] Wood’s leadership, we’re doing something about it,” Brown said in a Wednesday statement.

State Kicks Down $1.5M for Cleanup of Illegal Weed Grow Operations in the Emerald Triangle – Lost Coast Outpost - Ryan Burns

The Brown administration, a passionate proponent of environmental protection, is providing $1.5 million in the state budget to fund environmental cleanup of illegal cannabis grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife along the North Coast and with Assemblymember Wood’s leadership, we’re doing something about it,” said Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Brown earmarks $1.5M for cleanup of illegal marijuana grows in Emerald Triangle - By Will Houston, Eureka Times

California Gov. Jerry Brown is earmarking $1.5 million in his May revise budget for cleanup of environmental damage caused by illegal marijuana farms within the state’s cultivation heartland in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife along the North Coast and with Assemblymember [Jim] Wood’s leadership, we’re doing something about it,” Brown said in a statement Wednesday.

Gov. Brown to budget $1.5 million to clean up after illegal pot farming along North Coast – LA Times - Patrick McGreevy

Gov. Jerry Brown’s amended budget to be released Thursday includes $1.5 million to pay for cleanup of environmental damage caused by illegal marijuana grows in the Emerald Triangle — the counties of Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino, officials said Wednesday. Brown’s proposal comes just months before the state is expected to begin issuing licenses for growing pot to be sold for recreational and medical uses.

Wood and Caltrans reach broadband agreement

MENDOCINO VOICE--After more than two years of legislative discussion, the north coast’s Assemblyman Jim Wood has announced an agreement with Caltrans over the installation of broadband conduit during Caltrans projects. According to a press release from Wood sent last week, Caltrans has agreed to establish a policy by July 1 that would require the agency to install broadband conduit in priority corridors throughout the state when undertaking trenching projects.

Drug Prices, Opioids, And Obamacare: A Conversation With Assemblyman Jim Wood

California policymakers are facing a busy year, as a Republican-controlled Congress inches closer to rolling back key provisions of the Affordable Care Act and debate over high drug costs continues.

Assemblymember Jim Wood, D–Healdsburg, helps set priorities for health policymaking as chairman of the Assembly Health Committee. The former family dentist represents a 300-mile Northern California coastal stretch that spans from Sonoma County all the way up to the Oregon border.