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A growing problem for forest hikers in California

Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 6:25 pm
by Jim_b
Some pot growers are now planting their crops on hard-to-reach sites on Bureau of Land Management or Forest Service land, or even private timberlands. They’ll clear a space, till the soil and even pipe water in from a nearby creek. If they should get busted, all they’d lose is the crop. Usually, there is a grower-guard nearby to tend the crop and discourage intruders.

The downside of this phenomenon is that innocent outdoor enthusiasts like you and me might unwittingly stumble across one of these illegal pot plantations. The owner-operators are not your typical paragons of virtue. Running into a pot patch could get you killed.

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