Trash weighing 1,361 kilograms removed from a former illegal cannabis cultivation site

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About 3,000 pounds (1,361 kilograms) of trash that blighted pristine land in Los Padres National Forest has been removed from a former illegal cannabis cultivation site discovered this summer. In July, officers eradicated 6,500-plus illegal cannabis plants and confiscated more than 3,500 pounds (1,588 kg) of processed marijuana, the department reported earlier this month. The department is currently developing a grant program to support restoration efforts on land impacted by illegal cannabis grow-ops near sensitive watersheds. That said, cannabis cultivation is never allowed on public lands, according to the CDFW. Want to keep up to date on what’s happening in the world of cannabis? Two deer and a skunk discovered dead on the site “were likely poisoned from the illegal pesticides at the grow,” the statement adds.

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About 3,000 pounds (1,361 kilograms) of trash that blighted pristine land in Los Padres National Forest has been removed from a former illegal cannabis cultivation site discovered this summer.

The joint team led by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) finished removing mounds of trash and dangerous pesticides, including bottles of the banned pesticide carbofuran — just a teaspoon of which can kill a 272-kg bear — from the massive grow site in early December.

In July, officers eradicated 6,500-plus illegal cannabis plants and confiscated more than 3,500 pounds (1,588 kg) of processed marijuana, the...

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