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Fresno County begins ban on marijuana cultivation




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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A ban on marijuana cultivation in Fresno County takes effect this week under the protests of medical marijuana patients.

The California Report's Alice Daniel says the ban includes fines of $1000 per plant.

It's a first for any county in the state, and it's modeled after a similar ban in Live Oak, near Sacramento.