Illegal Cannabis Operations In Public Forests Are Poisoning Wildlife And Water

Water and wildlife in the nation’s public forests are slowly being poisoned by insecticides and other chemicals used in illegal cannabis operations, say forest police and researchers. They warn that the potential environmental damage could last generations.

Many of the grows are the work of highly organized drug cartels, who take advantage of the forests’ thick canopy to help hide their operation. Some sites can go undetected for years.

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