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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Up in Smoke, For Real: State Bums Out Millions of Stoners

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 12:01 PM

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We haven't got the heart to tell Tommy Chong about this one:

California's annual campaign against marijuana growers destroyed nearly three million plants this year.

That breaks the old record of about 1.7 million marijuana plants, which was set last year.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Tuesday said state, federal and local law enforcement agents uncovered nearly 500 large pot farms on state and federal land this year.

The Chronicle article further reveals that the state's top pot-growing counties are Lake, Humboldt, Shasta, Mendocino and Tulare.

For those of you who had your money on San Bernadino -- there's always next year.

-- Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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