Three Humboldt County Cannabis Growers Fined $209k for Sediment Discharge Into Mad River

Thankyou to Ganjapreneur for highlighting these important fines…..

Three cannabis cultivators in Humboldt County are facing fines of over $200,000 by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board for alleged sediment discharge into tributaries of the Mad River.

Three Humboldt County, California cannabis cultivators are facing $209,687 in fines by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board in connection with sediment discharged into tributaries of the Mad River that posed a risk to aquatic life and water quality. The fines against Szagora LLC, Toshko Toshkoff, and Rudy Chacon were announced last week. 

Szagora LLC Pictures Of Infringements

The agency accuses the cultivators of failing to obtain a permit to legally cultivate cannabis and says they did not respond to an enforcement order requiring them to maintain an access road on their property consistent with industry standards designed to protect water quality and beneficial uses, the agency said in a press release.

Claudia E. Villacorta, assistant executive officer for the board, said all three “put a waterway at risk” due to their actions. The complaint covers the period from July 1 2021 to May 9, 2022.  



Primary Sponsor

New: Free USA Cannabis Case Law Search – New Cases Daily

Top Marijuana Blog