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Updated (trial begins) How a Federal Raid, a Brutal Home Invasion & Over-Regulation Sunk Southern Oregon’s Best-Known Grower

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How a Federal Raid, a Brutal Home Invasion & Over-Regulation Sunk Southern Oregon’s Best-Known Grower

 

By Chris Roberts  July 26, 2017

 

 

Everybody in southern Oregon knew James Bowman. That was the problem.

 

A lifelong grower who’d been cultivating cannabis in multiple states since he was 16, the 57-year-old Bowman and his “High Hopes Farms,” in unincorporated Applegate in Jackson County, boasted of serving more medical marijuana patients than any other cannabis farm in Oregon. 

 

He’d been growing there for 11 years, just a few years after Oregon legalized medical cannabis. Maybe he was right. Either way, that reputation was one big reason why Bowman was raided in 2012 by federal agents. Feds seized his entire 800-plant crop and 400 pounds of processed cannabis, the supply intended for 200 Oregon medical marijuana patients.

 

Undaunted—and buoyed by the fact that after a two-year “investigation,” he wasn’t charged with a crime—he rebuilt and welcomed state legislators (as well as the media) to tour his new 40-acre farm, in order to see what a “model… medical marijuana grow” looks like. 

 

As Oregon legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, Bowman also made plans to transition to commercial cultivation for the adult-use market.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://hightimes.com/news/how-a-federal-raid-a-brutal-home-invasion-over-regulation-sunk-southern-oregons-best-known-grower/


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Trial underway for suspect accused of assaulting marijuana grower

 

Medford, Ore.- The trial is underway for a Georgia man accused of robbing a local marijuana farm.

 

Derrick Shields is accused of assaulting and robbing a marijuana farmer in December of 2016....

 

 

 

https://kobi5.com/news/trial-underway-for-suspect-accused-of-assaulting-marijuana-grower-74971/


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Wow, that was a horrendous story.  Why is Foremski allowed to work at an OLCC cannabis farm...I know, innocent until proven guilty, but he should be laid off or something in these circumstances.  Hope they put away all these guys!

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