Judge Holds Landowner Liable for Cultivation-related Environmental Crimes

  • Judge Holds Landowner Liable for Cultivation-related Environmental Crimes
  • A California judge recently ordered a Calaveras County property owner liable for damages after their tenant committed environmental crimes in conjunction with a cannabis operation.
  • Under Fish and Game Code section 12025, civil penalties can be levied against a landowner or occupant who has violated one or more environmental laws in conjunction with commercial cannabis cultivation.
  • The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) had its first 12025 case in front of a judge in September.

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