Despite Legalization, Marijuana Black Market Hides In Plain Sight

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    Okanogan County Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Brown surveys the debris left over from an illegal pot farm that had masqueraded as a legal operation. Martin Kaste/NPR

    hide caption Okanogan County Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Brown surveys the debris left over from an illegal pot farm that had masqueraded as a legal operation. On a big-sky plateau on the eastern slope of the Cascades, a 10-acre parcel of land has been trashed by illicit pot farmers. Abandoned equipment rusts and jugs of chemicals molder. Marijuana legalization wasn’t supposed to look like this. Five years into its experiment with legal, regulated cannabis, Washington state is finding that pot still attracts criminals. Despite Legalization, Marijuana Black Market Hides In Plain Sight

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