WildFiresNorthernCaliforniaOct2017ImagePeterDaSilvaSFChronicle

‘Worst year on record’ for cannabis harvests amid widespread California wildfires

California marijuana growers north of San Francisco continue to face mandatory evacuation orders as well as likely tens of millions of dollars in crop damage and loss amid widespread wildfires in Wine Country and surrounding areas.

Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers Association said Tuesday the fires in Sonoma and Mendocino counties have caused “the worst year on record for California’s growers.”

More than two dozen CGA members had lost their entire farms in the blazes burning near Santa Rosa, Redwood Valley and beyond. “This is going to leave a deep scar,” Allen said.

Read More at SFGate.com 



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