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Board approves $10.4 million toward battling illegal marijuana farms, snow play violations

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The passage of Proposition 64 has proven to be extremely troublesome for our desert communities, which are plagued with an explosion of illegal marijuana farms — many operated by organized crime groups. And although our San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department's Marijuana Enforcement Team and Code Enforcement staff have done a superb job with the resources they have, the farms are growing at an alarming rate.

During Tuesday's Board of Supervisors Meeting, the Board proposed $10.4 million in funding to battle illegal marijuana grows, short term rental abuses and snow play violations (such as littering and illegal parking) in our mountain regions. 

The Board is expected to adopt the budget in June for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which begins July 1.