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Chemicals From Industrial Pot Farming Are Killing Wildlife

Extremely toxic pesticides like carbofuran are being used to grow marijuana on California's public lands.

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According to this story on CBS News, some 70 percent of illegal grow sites—many operated by Mexican drug cartels on California’s public lands—are using toxic pesticides like carbofuran. “Bears that were photographed walking into camps contaminated with carbofuran were subsequently found dead,” the story says.