Feds Said Tribes Can Grow Pot, but Mendocino County Sheriff Busts One Anyway
Mendocino County lets approved medical-marijuana growers cultivate, at most, 25 plants per parcel of land, but the Pinoleville Pomo Nation says that limit, and other constraints on big profit-making pot operations, don’t apply to the 250-member sovereign tribe.
On Tuesday, the county sheriff set out to prove they were wrong. Deputies seized around 400 plants from an indoor location on tribal land north of Ukiah and dismantled a laboratory where highly concentrated honey oil, used in marijuana edibles, was manufactured. The lab was located on property leased by the tribe in the city, where deputies also found 100 pounds of already-trimmed pot.