December 12, 2018

Rush of pot grows splits rural California before legal sales

By PAUL ELIAS The Associated Press
This article was published November 25, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. -- The four young men had just started their marijuana harvest in rural Northern California when a dozen sheriff's deputies swooped in with guns drawn, arrested them and spent the day chopping down 150 bushy plants with machetes.

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