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2010-05-10 15:28:00

As Featured Speaker, Presents 16-slide detailed analysis to Conference in San Diego SAN DIEGO, May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry R. McCaffrey (Ret), the former White House "Drug Czar" who was Director of National Drug Control Policy in the Clinton Administration, laid out the case against legalizing marijuana as California prepares to vote on the issue in a referendum. As the featured speaker today at the 2010 National Marijuana Initiative and California Campaign...

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2008-09-12 15:05:00

Mexican drug cartels, finding it harder to smuggle in marijuana, are growing more of their crops in the United States, officials say. Cartels are reported growing their illegal weed in national parks and on other public land, endangering visitors and damaging the environment, USA Today says. John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, says 75 to 80 percent of marijuana grown outdoors is on state or federal land. The Drug Enforcement Administration says there were...

2008-09-12 06:00:23

By Judy Keen CHICAGO -- Mexican drug cartels are stepping up marijuana cultivation in U.S. national parks and on other public land, endangering visitors and damaging the environment, law enforcement and National Park Service officials say. John Walters, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, says 75%-80% of marijuana grown outdoors is on state or federal land. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says there were more than 4.8million marijuana-plant seizures at...

2008-07-17 09:00:36

By Adam Foxman, Ventura County Star, Calif. Jul. 17--Authorities seized more than 68,000 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $306 million during two eradication operations this week in the Los Padres National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday. The marijuana farms were discovered during aerial reconnaissance missions by the Ventura and Kern County sheriff's departments, said Kathy Good, a Forest Service spokeswoman. The discoveries were not connected to...


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