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Title: Cultivation of Marijuana in National Forests -- Hearings Before the Senate Subcommittee on Forestry, Water Resources, and Environment, 97th Congress, 2nd Session, September 30, 1982
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on Forestry, Water Resources, and Environment
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 153
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents
Washington, DC 20402
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents
Congressional Sales Office GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This September 1982 hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Forestry, Water Resources, and Environment addressed the cultivation of marijuana in national forests and public lands.
Abstract: The opening statement noted that marijuana cultivation in national forests, national parks, and Bureau of Land Management lands was a relatively recent phenomenon and that concern over marijuana cultivation resulted from the need to assure the safety of visitors to national forests and the importance of minimizing adverse environmental effects. Testimony pointed out that public lands are particularly attractive to marijuana cultivators for several reasons: (1) public lands are generally remote; (2) private lands are considered an element of the crime; and (3) it is difficult to link marijuana patches on public lands to the grower's identity. Hearing participants considered cooperation between the Forest Service and the appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies in drug law enforcement. Testimony provided by various government and private organizations focused on efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration and other law enforcement agencies to control marijuana cultivation and trafficking and the extent of the problem of marijuana cultivation in national forests.
Main Term(s): Drug manufacturing
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug law offenses; Drug regulation; Marijuana
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