Reports of a man trying to hang himself near Penngrove Park in Petaluma led to a late-night search for the individual, who reportedly suffered from mental health issues and who sheriff's deputies never found, according to Lt. Tim Duke.
The sheriff's office received a report of a man trying to hang himself at around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Duke said. Officials found a noose hanging from a tree, but not the man. Based on reports that the man had fled on foot and taken a gas can, among other supplies, with him, the sheriff's office mounted a helicopter search.
They looked for him for about an hour and a half, circling the area around Penngrove Park, before abandoning the search and asking for the man's parents to alert them if he returned home.
Duke added that officials would be following up with the family today to see if the man had returned.
The Mendocino Heritage Act of 2016 would regulate and tax commercial medical cannabis activity in unincorporated Mendocino County. It was drafted by members of the local cannabis industry. The 60-page measure establishes:
Permits for cultivation, manufacture, transportation, distribution, testing and dispensaries with no cap on the number of permits.
A two-year residency requirement for all permits.
A 2.5 percent annual tax on the gross receipts of medical cannabis businesses.
Setbacks for cultivation and other cannabis businesses of 30 feet from a neigh-boring property line, 100 feet from an adjacent residence and 600 feet of a school or park.
Amendments by the Board of Supervisors starting in June 2018.
Butane hash production in industrial zones under standards set by the county.
A civil enforcement procedure for permit violations, removing law enforcement action.