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The ongoing battle to keep pot farms out of California public lands




Lake Los Angeles Resident Deputy uncovered a multi-million dollar pot farm in the early morning of Sept 12, 2012.
Lake Los Angeles Resident Deputy uncovered a multi-million dollar pot farm in the early morning of Sept 12, 2012.
Photo: Lancaster Sheriff's Station | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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When you think of California's top-growing marijuana regions, what comes to mind? Humboldt maybe? Mendocino? What about right here in Los Angeles?

Since 2007, L.A. County has ranked as high as fifth in number of plants seized on public lands, according to the California Department of Justice.

Mike Kessler has been writing about this for Los Angeles Magazine and he joins the show to explain.