Rural Oregon residents at odds with large marijuana grows
July 2, 2017
WILLIAMS, Ore. (AP) — Williams is known as one of Oregon's pot-growing capitals, but longtime residents have raised alarms over industrialized grows they say are ruining the character of this remote but close-knit rural community.
"People are pissed off," said Michael Johnson, chief operating officer of Siskiyou Sungrown Farms. "I've never seen anything like it."
Small artisan cannabis farmers find themselves pitted against giant marijuana greenhouse conglomerates, said Johnson, whose outdoor cannabis grow, which relies on sunlight and native soil, is often cited by locals as a responsibl...