The Madeleine Brand Show for October 24, 2011

Marijuana transforms the central valley

An anonymous man stands next to his marijuana plant. Marijuana can grow to be as big as trees.

The fall harvest is under way throughout the Central Valley. This year, marijuana is setting production records by transforming the state's farm belt. But now federal authorities are stepping in and cracking down on landowners who lease to pot growers. The California Report's Central Valley Bureau chief, Sasha Khokha, explains.


Sasha Khokha, Central Valley Bureau Chief for KQED's California Report

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