Feds uproot 1M pot plants in 7 western states

Sep 5, 2012, 10:51 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A federal crackdown on marijuana growing in seven western states has uprooted more than 1 million plants, about two-thirds of which were found on public land.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Sacramento says the pot found on public lands was worth nearly $1.5 billion. The agency released total figures for the July and August raids in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington on Wednesday.

More than three-quarters of the pot plants were found growing in California, about 840,000 in all.

Authorities found about 93,000 plants in Washington, with smaller amounts in the remaining states.

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Feds uproot 1M pot plants in 7 western states