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Realities of pot production not looking so green for growers


August 22, 2018

A report released by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area this month shows that marijuana overproduction in Oregon is fueling illegal transport to black markets out of the state.

Linn County is part of the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA, and local law enforcement agencies receive funding from the program to help pay for the Linn County Interagency Narcotics Enforcement team. The program has 15 members, including 14 counties and the Warm Springs Reservation.

Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, said the report shows that marijuana production, distribution and co...

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