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California Tops Marijuana Eradication Record

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California crop report: Nearly three million pot plants destroyed

California not only leads the nation in pot production, but also in plant eradication. With the outdoor harvest over, the state's Department of Justice announced on Nov. 13 that 2.9 million cannabis plants were destroyed this year. That's an increase of 1.2 million plants since last year and a total increase of 1.8 million plants since 2005.

The seizures were conducted by CAMP - Campaign Against Marijuana Planting - a task force of local, state and federal agencies.

California Attoney General Jerry Brown stated: "When you're out there hiking in the country, the rural area of California, you don't expect to be confronted with some illegal person pointing an AK-47 at you."

He claimed that medical marijuana was not taken in any of the 472 raids. "This is one way of alleviating people's pain," the AG said. "Although I can tell you, having watched one of these marijuana clinics outside the Oakland police station, the people going in look rather young and vigorous on their way to pick up their material."

Ironically, Brown signed California's decrim bill into law when he was governor in 1975 and has admitted to using marijuana.

CAMP's pot-plant eradication county-by county:

1. Lake - 482,775

2. Humboldt - 271,056

3. Shasta - 270,728

4. Mendocino - 220,436

5. Tulare - 160,591

6. Santa Barbara - 132,439

7. Fresno - 131,356

8. Los Angeles - 127,239

9. Kern - 115,261

10. Tuolumne - 87,202

11. Santa Clara - 84,831

12. Sonoma - 82,636

13. Inyo - 75,003

14. Riverside - 74,229

15. Napa - 70,433

16. Trinity - 63,395

17. San Bernadino - 62,441

18. Siskiyou - 59,477

19. Monterey - 51,827

20. Madera - 37,652

21. Nevada - 37,401

22. Plumas - 31,632

23. Mariposa - 30,320

24. Butte - 24,682

25. El Dorado - 22,427

26. Merced - 17,543

27. Amador - 15,126

28. Santa Cruz - 10,518

29. Tehama - 10,312

30. San Luis Obispo - 10,238

31. Calveras - 9,907

32. Glenn - 7,572

33. San Benito - 5,117

34. Colusa - 4,930

35. Sierra - 2,786

36. Yolo - 1,625

37. San Mateo - 1,529

38. San Joaquin - 349

The state's remaining 20 counties were not reported.


CAMP's pot-plant seizures year-by-year:

1983 - 64,579

1984 - 158,493

1985 - 166,219

1986 - 117,277

1987 - 144,661

1988 - 107,297

1989 - 147,518

1990 - 79,441

1991 - 85,159

1992 - 92,388

1993 - 66,386

1994 - 82,694

1995 - 74,769

1996 - 94,221

1997 - 132,485

1998 - 135,960

1999 - 241,164

2000 - 345,207

2001 - 313,776

2002 - 354,202

2003 - 466,054

2004 - 621,315

2005 - 1,134,692

2006 - 1,675,681

2007 - 2,905,021


Source: World War 4 Report
Copyright: 2007 World War 4 Report
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