California has unveiled a new program designed to clamp down on illicit cannabis activity, targeting perpetrators where it hurts most: their wallets.

The move seeks to stop the ongoing damage to the environment, workers and legal cannabis businesses caused by underground operations.

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About The Program

Attorney General Rob Bonta (D) announced the Cannabis Administrative Prosecutor Program (CAPP) on Tuesday. He stated the initiative aims to work with local governments, offering them state support to counter illegal cannabis on two main fronts: as a public nuisance and a land-use issue. He stressed, “That’s what our shared constituents expect of us — to team up,” reported Courthouse News.

Bonta elaborated on the issues presented by illegal cannabis operations. Some rogue producers use highly toxic chemicals, while others scatter forests with …

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