Federal agents are reportedly raiding the garden of Northstone Organics, a pioneering participant in Mendocino County, California’s innovative “zip-tie” program to license medical marijuana gardens.
Mendocino County’s zip tie program, overseen by Sheriff Tom Allman, allows legal medicinal growers to purchase zip ties from the county to designate their plants as legal.
California NORML Coordinator Dale Gieringer denounced the raid as a “shameful and despicable” attack on California’s most successful legally regulated marijuana cultivation program.
“The DEA is doing nothing but encouraging lawlessness and disobedience to the law,” Gieringer said. “This is a victory for the Mexican cartels.”
Northstone Organics’ website was giving a “currently unavailable” message as of 11:20 Pacific time Thursday morning.
The collective, which serves nine Bay Area counties as well as Southern California, was directed by Matt Cohen.
Northstone was known for offering farm-direct ounce specials at $197, with mix and match 1/4 ounces on the entire menu. Premium strains including Amnesia Lemon, Casey Jones, Super Silver Haze, Bubba Kush, Sour Grape, Purple Urkle, SFV Kush, Blue Dream, ChemDog, OG Kush and Mendo Purps were included in this patient-friendly pricing scheme.
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By Steve Elliott