State parks police snuffs out marijuana worth millions on Mount Diablo Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:03 am
With the help of volunteers and a keen eye, state parks polie and Contra Costa County sheriffs raided a marijuana growing operation on Mount Diablo last week, netting between $3 million and $5 million in plants.
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Posted by MedicalMatters, a resident of San Ramon, on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:03 am
As a medical marijuana user, I applaud the successes of California law enforcement finding and shutting down these illegal grow operations. These illegal growers are destroying our precious ecosystems by stealing spring water, and going against all the work being done by the medical community to restore America's relationship to hemp. With the decriminalization of marijuana for medical purposes, illegal growing and selling operations in California are on their way out. Let certified caregivers grow cannabis in safe, secure, and legal operations where they create jobs, pay taxes, and put criminal drug-runners out of business.
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:26 am
I agree wholeheartedly that illegal operations should be shut down. I feel strongly that the production and sale of marijuana should be legalized and that all operations should be properly regulated to assure safety, quality and environmental compatibility.
This is an outstanding source of revenue that should not be allowed to slip through our fingers.