Illegal Cannabis Grows on Federal Lands in Oregon and Washington Have Declined

1544574222-1541526691-gettyimages-831349544.jpgAmong the bad things cannabis prohibition wrought was the environmental damage brought on by illicit growers who secretly set up shop in our big, beautiful national forests. These growers weren’t striving for permaculture—no Clean Green organic certification in these operations. In fact, one of the not-so-secret shames of the cannabis industry is that illegal grows on national forest lands were tremendously destructive to the soil, water, and wildlife because of heavily concentrated fertilizers, pesticides, and generators that leak oil and gas. There was also the danger of

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