Drug Cartels Major Pot Growers in National Parks

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http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0610/p01s03-usgn.html International drug cartels dominated by Mexicans pose the greatest threat to U.S. national parks since their creation more than a century ago, the Christian Science Monitor says. It is illegal marijuana farming. Bill Tweed, chief naturalist at Sequoia National Park in California, says that growers are "killing wildlife, diverting streams, introducing nonnative plants, creating fire and pollution hazards, and bringing the specter of violence." Marijuana seizures in California national forests jumped from 45,054 plants in 1994 . . .

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