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Deputies seize more than two tons of illegal cannabis in San Luis Obispo County

Posted at 11:54 PM, Jun 22, 2018

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Planning and Building Code enforcement teamed up to serve six illegal cannabis warrants in San Luis Obispo County Thursday.

They seized 2,600 illegal plants, totaling 2.63 tons from the California Valley. 

Officials said cannabis cannot be legally cultivated in most of the California Valley because of zoning laws. Legal growers also must obtain necessary permits and licenses from both the State and County to grow.

Growers were reportedly afforded hearings and an opportunity to stop growing and give up their crops before they were taken.