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Cannabis Not Next Door
Call Washington State Patrol for tips related to all illegal cannabis grow bussinesses in residential neighborhoods.
These cannabis grows are not licensed and are a hazard to national health safety and security.
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They may look like any other house on the block, but some single family homes are providing a cover for major pot grows.
Dennis Robertson: They are destroying neighborhoods for a quick buck and that is just wrong. We need to find a way to stop it.
Tonight the change is coming that could force them out of the neighborhood. Pot growers are packing empty houses with plants because state law does not consider this a crime. But the city of Tukwila is working to close a loophole. Kiro News David Ham is at one of the houses that police busted and David, Some neighbors did not know about the pot grows. Yes, because from the outside the house does not seem unusual. There is a car in the driveway and a fence right over here. Inside cops said they found rooms filled with pot plants. Police also found more than 200 plants inside this house.
Dennis Robertson: It is a difficult thing to deal with.
City Councilman Dennis Robertson said this is happening not only here but across King County. He said pot growers are buying homes just for growing.
Dennis Robertson: They are picking houses because it is much more difficult for police and cities to go in and check houses.
The home owner of this house who did not want his face shown he told us he is allowed to have 45 plants for medicinal purposes for himself and for others under what is called a medical marijuana collective.
Bottom line… where you selling these plants? Were you growing this pot to sell it ?
No, all of these plants were for my own personal use.
King County declined to file felony charges because prosecutors said that current laws are not completely clear on this type of growing, however that will change next July when collective gardens will be outlawed in the state and replaced with a more defined system called cooperatives. Robertson can’t wait for that solution to be enacted.
Dennis Robertson: They destroy the house. They bring crime into the neighborhoods.
The home owner tells me he is still growing 45 pot plants inside his house but the city is working on getting a court order to get him to stop growing altogether.
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Cannabis Crime Shred Initiative 1534
AN ACT Relating to the schedule 1 narcotic known under the name cannabis, marijuana, and hemp and electricity theft associated with its production, processing, and sales in residential zoned neighborhoods; amending RCW 69.50.331 and 9A.82.010; adding a new section to chapter 69.50 RCW; creating new sections; offering tax incentive; prescribing penalties; and providing an effective date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The people legislature intends to prevent the unlawful theft of electricity in marijuana, cannabis, and hemp operations.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 69.50 RCW to read as follows:
(1) The production, processing, and sale of marijuana, cannabis, and hemp is unlawful in residential zoned neighborhoods.
(2) This section applies to marijuana, cannabis, and hemp tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabinol, and cannabidiol products, whether or not approved by the United States department of health and human services, the United States food and drug administration, or the United States department of agriculture for consumer use.
(3) A person, congregation of people, business entity, or corporation found to be imposing crime, and in violation of the zoning laws for marijuana, cannabis, and hemp production, processing, and sales is subject to total confiscation of the property according to existing federal, state, and local laws. Utility companies, utility districts, contractors, and agents cannot declare immunity. Moreover, utility company associates, partners, real estate brokers, legal counsel, county councilmembers, county executives, city councilmembers, city mayors, or subcontractors cannot declare immunity, and, therefore, will be prosecuted for aiding in the imposing crime of electricity theft. Specifically, when the Washington state patrol or drug enforcement agency tip line is used to identify a crime and the tip has not been properly pursued by the utility company or its partners or associates, then the burden of proof lies on the utility company to determine its intent not to act in accordance with the laws.
(a) A person who violates this section or corporate officer who violates this section, is subject to a class C felony under chapter 9A.20 RCW and the penalties provided in RCW 9A.82.100. A real property owner found in violation of this section is subject to a penalty of forfeiture and seizure of the personal and real property. The forfeiture includes all homeowners in violation of the laws governing appropriate zoning for marijuana, cannabis, and hemp. The burden of screening any tenant including, but not limited to, the cease and desist of all aspects with intent to occupy and conduct unlawful narcotics activities on the real property, rests upon the legal owner of the real property regardless of who has residency under the lease or rental agreement at the time law enforcement reports the violation.
(b) Anyone responsible or culpable of unlawful cannabis, marijuana, hemp, and narcotic processing resulting in toxic residue without proper storage or disposal is subject to a $1,000 fine. Toxins are not limited to molds, chemicals, or plastic packaging and syringes.
(c) Any person, congregation of people, business entity, or corporation engaging in cannabis commerce of any kind outside a residential zone, and within a properly zoned area for marijuana, cannabis, and hemp, must report to the department of homeland security by January 15th of each year for annual inspection.
Moreover, county executives, city and county councilmembers, and city mayors must sign off for the annual inspection by authorized signature within the municipality of all cannabis activity. The nature of the annual inspection shall be for the purpose of zoning, health, terrorism hazard assessment, and safety code compliance verification. Annual compliance can also be verified through the Washington state patrol.
(d) All individual sole proprietors and business entities maintaining cannabis code compliance verification for zoning, health, terrorism hazard reduction, and safety, shall receive a tax break incentive in the amount of 10 percent of the total annual sales. Conversely, failure to obtain verification will subject the real property owner and business entity to a $5,000 fine.
(e) Property disclosure statements shall be made available for public record and documented within the real property records in the county of which the real property is subject to criminal marijuana production and law enforcement sanctions. Any real estate broker, agent, county councilmember, county executive, city councilmember, city mayor, or legal counsel representing a real property owner that knowingly fails, or should have known, to identify any criminal activity regarding any marijuana or narcotics on the form17 property disclosure form will be subject to a $5,000 fine. All fines collected from those who impose cannabis crime shall be allocated in United States currency to support roadway cleanup at and around highways and bridges. Supervising authority will be through the Washington state department of transportation and currency held in escrow under its oversight.
(4) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(a) "Cannabis" means the dried tops of hemp plants (Cannabis sativa), which have euphoric principles (tetrahydrocannabinols), classified as a hallucinogen.
(b) "Forfeiture and seizure" means loss of legal title as a consequence to the violation of this section.
(c) "Form-17" means documentation and seller property disclosure statement of real property proposed being sold, and all known history of past remodels, alterations, or unlawful activity shall be made available to any prospective buyer or interested persons.
(d) "Hemp" has the meanings provided for "hemp" and "industrial hemp" in RCW 15.140.020. Including and not limited to recent FDA warning for illegal delta 9 and delta 8 products. Not limited to the meaning of delta 9 or delta 8 since the FDA health warning for products made from hemp in the warning letter to violators in May 2022.
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(e) "Terrorism hazard" means any method of harassment with the intent to cause mental or physical injury or death for the purpose of advancing the organization of extreme fear and intimidation.
(f) "Tetrahydrocannabinol" means either of two physiologically active isomers C21H30O2 from hemp plant resin, the chief intoxicant in marijuana.
(g) "Toxin" means the residual chemicals and mold absorbed within the sheetrock and wood or construction materials that occur during irrigation and treatment of cannabis, marijuana, or hemp.
(h) “Electricity theft” means diverting, altering, or bypassing any power meter designated for regular power supply use and monitored by the local utility district or company for residential and commercial power. The alteration theft of power committed by the growers, manufacturers and processors of marijuana, cannabis, and hemp related products in order to remain undetected by law enforcement officials.
Sec. 3. RCW 69.50.331 and 2022 c 16 s 58 are each amended to read as follows: (1) For the purpose…
(9) ((A city, town, or county may adopt an ordinance prohibiting a)) The board may shall not issue a license to a cannabis, marijuana, or hemp producer or cannabis processor ((from operating or locating a business)) located within areas zoned primarily for residential use or rural use. with a minimum lot size of five acres or smaller...
Sec. 4. RCW 9A.82.010 and 2013 c 302 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:…
(uu) Electricity theft, as defined in section 2 of this act.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. Sec. 5. This act must be liberally construed to carry out its policies, purposes, and intent.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. Sec. 6. If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. Sec. 7. This act may be known and cited as the cannabis crime shred act.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. Sec. 8. This act takes effect January 1, 2023. 2024
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