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Going after marijuana growers

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The feds and local law enforcement agencies are threatening to seize the property of farmers who allow large marijuana gardens to be cultivated on their land, another attempt at trying to get a rope over a horse that has long since left the stable.

A second approach is being made by the Madera County Board of Supervisors, which is considering an ordinance to prohibit any outdoor growing of marijuana and decree that all medical pot must be grown indoors, and in a space of no more than 100 square feet.

These efforts are well meant by officials trying to enforce legal bans against marijuana, but they’re unlikely to make much of a dent in the amount of marijuana making the rounds in California or anywhere else, for that matter.

California’s medical marijuana law makes it legal for those who have prescriptions from doctors for marijuana to grow enough for themselves, either individually or as a cooperative...


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