Marijuana raids in Humboldt County: 16,100 plants, enough poison to kill 750 bears
Category: News | Posted on Fri, August, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder
More than 16,000 marijuana plants and enough poison to kill more than 750 black bears were found this week during eradication efforts in Humboldt County, officials announced Thursday.
”What they're finding is pretty astounding,” Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey said. “Growers are using vastly more than what would be needed. It's enough to kill armies of rodents.”
Humboldt County Sheriff's Office deputies, U.S. Forest Service agents, Hoopa Valley Tribal Police officers and the Cannabis Eradication and Reclamation Team investigated and eradicated multiple grow sites this week near Willow Creek, Hoopa Valley and Orleans, alongside three civilian researchers with backgrounds in wildlife, toxicology and ecology.
Officers removed 17 pounds of anticoagulant rodenticide bait from three sites, according to a sheriff's office press release. Researchers reported the amount of poison found could kill the equivalent of 2,753 wood rats, 14 Pacific fishers or five spotted owls.
At one site, deputies and researchers located carbofuran, a pesticide banned in the U.S. Using conservative numbers, the 32 ounces recovered could kill more than 750 black bears, according to the release.
Officers also found nearly 2,000 pounds of dry fertilizer and 58 pounds of liquid fertilizer.
Sheriff's Office Lt. Steve Knight said investigations into all three sites are underway, and the office currently does not have any suspects.
”There were signs they were there recently,” Knight said.
Knight said the officers witnessed environmental damage at all the sites, citing clear cutting, creek damming and multiple truckloads of plastic pipe removed from the ground.
Deputies found 7,521 growing plants, 4 to 6 feet tall, on U.S. Forest Service land below the Brushy Mountain Lookout on Friday Ridge in Willow Creek on Monday morning.
Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com
How Much Does The Obama Administration Spend On Medical Marijuana Enforcement?
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, August, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder
As part of our ongoing Peace for Patients campaign, ASA is fighting hard to end the federal war on medical cannabis patients … but we can’t do it without your help! This summer, Congress has the power to cut the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) budget on all medical cannabis enforcement, essentially calling a temporary ceasefire in the war on medical cannabis.
Throughout the month of August while Congress is on summer recess, organizers across the country will be meeting with their electeds in their home districts to lobby for a cut to the DOJ’s budget. To make the biggest impact, ASA needs your help informing Congress that Obama is wasting over $100,000 a day by dropping off a 100 Grand postcard and candy bar to your Senators’ and Representatives’ offices.
ASA’s staff has made it super easy to participate in this action by creating a Campaign Toolkit so that you have all the resources you need to be successful. Incldued in the toolkit:
100 Grand Postcard (see image above) to drop off
Policy Agenda to leave with congressional staff
Easy Talking Points for you to use when meeting with staff
Everything in the toolkit is downloadable, but you can also request printed copies be mailed to you at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steph will also be holding a conference call next week to give some updates on the Peace for Patients campaign. Join us on Thursday, August 8th to learn all about the 100 Grand action and why it’s important for you to participate!
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, August, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder
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