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Can the Burning Pot Farms in the CA Wildfires Get You High?

Can the Pot Farms Burning in the CA Wildfires Get You High?

The wildfires raging in Northern California recently aren’t just burning forest — numerous marijuana farms have succumbed to the flames. While it remains to be seen what effect this may have on the California medical marijuana market, the question some state residents have looking up at the smoke-filled sky is, “Will this get me high?”

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Police Raid 5 Illegal Grows in Merced County Sunday

Police Raid 5 Illegal Grows in Merced County Sunday

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department seized more than 1,100 marijuana plants, a half-ounce of methamphetamine, five firearms, 10 pounds of trimmed buds, and an undisclosed amount of cash when it conducted five raids Sunday in the Northern California county.

Sgt. Ray Framstad told the Merced Sunstar that while most Merced growers stay within the county’s 12-plant limit, the larger, commercial, illegal grows (such as the five raided) drain natural resources and open the area up to harsher drugs and organized crime.