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More Weed Grown In Parks

By Margaret Lyons in News on Sep 15, 2008 8:43PM

Ah, the true localvore challenge: Is the ganj you smoke grown locally? According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, tighter border control has pushed some drug cartels to grow their crops on American soil. Super American soil. As in National Parks. Between 75 and 80 percent of marijuana grown outdoors in the US is grown on state or federal land.

Chicago is apparently a "base area" for distributing weed across the midwest. Last month, officials burned 3,000 plants discovered in Cook County Forest Preserve land throughout the south suburbs, which is more than officials usually find. [Pantagraph, USA Today]