Marijuana Crop-Growing On Public Land Is Rapidly Decreasing

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Tuesday, 02 October 2012. Posted in Marijuana, Breaking News

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For the second consecutive year, California drug authorities have reported that outdoor illegal marijuana growing has decreased.

Yes, the numbers are in at the close of this 2012 season of marijuana-growing. Based on the statistics gathered there was once again an overt and clear reduction in marijuana-related drug seizures and arrests.

According to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, federal, state, and local law agencies have been working towards this specific goal eradicating marijuana crop growing on public land.

In fact, as recently as 2009 illegal marijuana crop growing on public land reached the most high for the decade. A staggering 7.3 million plants were grown on public land in California in 2009.

At that time Federal drugs officials realized that marijuana crop growing public land in California was not only a problem but was reaching epidemic-level proportions that required a strategic plan, e.g., federal government shutdown of marijuana dispensaries.

As a result, newly computed statistics revealed that illegal marijuana crop growing was reduced by more than half within the last 3 years.

The official number of marijuana plants grown on public land in California this past season stand at 1.5 million.

According to the Huffington Post, many presume that the incredible reduction is a result of the Federal government’s closure of numerous California medical marijuana dispensaries.

Apparently, it is simply supply and demand. When the demand for marijuana decreased, the former requisite supply or amount of marijuana-growing decreased.

Meanwhile, others think that the sharp decrease in marijuana crop growing on public land in California is a result of growers retreating to the underground, otherwise known as growing marijuana on private land, illegally, until pro-legalization activists make headway.

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Original Article URL: huffingtonpost

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and Recoverynowtv.com, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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