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Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies and state authorities eradicated nearly 20,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated $30 million at Mount Madonna County Park on July 20, 2011. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

Tougher Sentences For Pot Growers Focus On Environmental Damage

Bay Area Congressmen are applauding a U.S. Sentencing Commission proposal to toughen sentences for illegal marijuana growers whose pot farms damage the environment, particularly on public lands and in national parks.

04/17/2014

A Lake County pot farm.(CBS)

Sexually Abused Teen Held Captive In Box, Forced To Work On Lake County Pot Farm

Authorities said a 15-year-old girl was forced to work on a marijuana grow and sexually abused by two men in Northern California who allegedly locked her in a metal toolbox for days.

07/25/2013

marijuana, pot, cannabis, medical

Marijuana Growing Operation Discovered After Pinole House Fire

An early Tuesday morning fire is out at a single-story home in Pinole, but now authorities suspect the location may have been used as a pot farm.

03/06/2012

A Marijuana plant (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Marijuana Farm Threatened Trout Spawning In Santa Clara County

An illegal marijuana grow on the Llagas River near Morgan Hill was discovered and cleaned up just in time for the spawning of steelhead trout.

11/03/2011

Aaron Bassler (Mendocino County Sheriff)

Suspect Hunted After Councilman Gunned Down At Fort Bragg Pot Farm

A Northern California town was reeling Monday after the death of a well-respected city councilman and former mayor who was gunned down after finding a remote illegal marijuana operation.

CBS San Francisco–08/29/2011

Santa Clara County sheriff’s deputies and state authorities eradicated nearly 20,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated $30 million at Mount Madonna County Park on July 20, 2011. (Santa Clara County Sheriff)

California Budget Cuts Threaten Marijuana Eradication Efforts

The summertime hunt for covert marijuana growing operations in California could be seriously scaled back next year unless state officials find a way to restore $1 million of lost funding.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/29/2011

Marijuana cultivation, pot growing indoor, hydroponic

Diamond Heights Traffic Stop Leads San Francisco Police To Indoor Pot Farm

San Francisco police officers who pulled over a Range Rover with no plates in Diamond Heights confiscated heroin and pot worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and uncovered a well-hidden marijuana farm in the driver’s nearby home.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/10/2011

A vial of medical marijuana

Oakland Warned Pot Farms Would Break U.S. Law

Northern California’s top federal prosecutor has warned Oakland officials that large-scale marijuana farms licensed by the city would violate U.S. law and could lead to a crackdown.

02/03/2011

Pot Warehouse Will Pad Oakland's Coffers

Oakland Considers Tweaking Marijuana Cultivation Law

Oakland officials were considering new amendments to a city law that licenses large medical marijuana growing operations following a warning from the district attorney.

CBS San Francisco–02/01/2011

A vial of medical marijuana

Oakland Accepting Applications To Run Marijuana Farms

Beginning Monday, the city of Oakland will accept applications for four permits to run industrial-sized marijuana farms within city limits.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/22/2010

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