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CROP Aims To Clear Out Illegal Pot

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Marijuana is now legal for recreational use in both California and Oregon, but the illegal market persists.  Off-the-books cannabis grow sites take water from streams, leave trash on the landscape, and poison sensitive animal species. Public lands, including U.S. Forest Service lands, have been especially hard-hit. 

The CROP Project (Cannabis Removal On Public Lands) brings together diverse organizations with one goal: put the black-market grows out of business. 

The member agencies are diverse and include the Community Governance Partnership and the California Wilderness Coalition.  Rich McIntyre from CGP and Ryan Henson from CWC explain the workings of the project.     

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.