Up in Smoke, For Real: State Bums Out Millions of Stoners

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We haven't got the heart to tell Tommy Chong about this one:

California's annual campaign against marijuana growers destroyed nearly three million plants this year.

That breaks the old record of about 1.7 million marijuana plants, which was set last year.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown on Tuesday said state, federal and local law enforcement agents uncovered nearly 500 large pot farms on state and federal land this year.

The Chronicle article further reveals that the state's top pot-growing counties are Lake, Humboldt, Shasta, Mendocino and Tulare.

For those of you who had your money on San Bernadino -- there's always next year.

-- Joe Eskenazi


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