The Madeleine Brand Show for April 5, 2012

Community strategizes to take forests back from illegal growers

Campaign Against Marijuana Planting Pot Garden Raid

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Illegal marijuana farms on public and private forest land aren't new in California, but they are a growing problem, with high stakes for the environment and public safety.

In Mendocino County, the effort to find a solution has taken on a particular urgency after the murder last summer of one of its most prominent residents. Reporter Lisa Morehouse from The California Report investigates.


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