Marijuana Eradication Team Cleans Up Environmental Damage at Illegal Grow Sites

The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) is wrapping up a series of raids on illegal pot grows this week. The team, along with state agencies, spent the summer raiding eight different grows — many run by crime cartels. 

It’s legal to use pot in California, but it’s not legal to grow it on public land, park or on somebody’s private property without them knowing about it. 

Generally, law enforcement says these illegal grows are the work of a crime cartel. 

“They’re using somebody else’s water, doing damage to the environment, leaving a mess, and it’s not the legal kind of grow,” said Laurie Smith of the

→ Continue reading at NBC Bay Area

More from author

Related posts

Advertisment

Latest posts

Why SPACs aren’t targeting African startups

One. That’s the number of African tech companies that have gone public on the NYSE in the last 10 years. Two, if you’re counting...

Saving Money and Water in Our Extreme Bay Area Drought

climate in crisis Saving Money and Water in Our Extreme...

How To Develop A Company While Transforming Your Industry: A Case Study With Natera

Healthcare is a fascinating industry as the start-ups aren’t just building their respective companies, they are helping transform their industry. One such example is...