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The Week in Weed - Pot is Largest US Cash Crop

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- New Hybrid marijuana plant found in Mexico; grows year-round, can't be stopped with pesticides - AP

- Cannabis is the largest cash crop in the USA. Worth $36 billion - Norml

- Is Bong Rip a Drug Dealer or just a stoner with a shitton of buds? - OC Weekly

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- "The Best of Times", 2006 advances in drug reform laws - stop the drug war

- Tuscon car chase leads to cops discovering two tons of weed - AZ Central

- 75 pounds of marijuana found in a secret compartment in a truck in Salton City - OC Register

- Teen drug use nationally has dropped nearly 20% over the last 5 years - AZ Star

- Kids prefer prescription pills to "drugs" - Contra Costa Times

- San Berdu still being hardasses about Prop 215 - redlands daily facts

- Arkansas man busted for bringing weed into jail with him - Guard Online

- Palm Desert dispensary shut down when undercover cop scores weed without a prescription, pot club opens back up without license, city not amused - KESQ

- Drive carefully in your Silverado if you're delivering 500 lbs of dope - KC Kansan

- Should cops have to keep pot plants alive (thus cultivate them) while suspects are being tried for possession? - Post Independent

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- Man gets life in prison for smoking weed while on probation - Chron

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