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The Humboldt Weed Wars

Reporter Ryan Burns Provides New Details in NCJ Article

 

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Humboldt Sentinel

 

On the cusp of Federal raids carried out in several locations over the last couple of weeks there’s been more questions than answers over what– and whom– are behind the marijuana busts taking place en masse in Humboldt County.

What we know is this:  the Humboldt Weed Wars are definitely on– and they won’t be winding down anytime soon judging from all accounts.  There’s more to come.

SoHum’s Redheaded Blackbelt’s Kym Kemp and Lost Coast Outpost’s Hank Sims admirably covered parts of these raids, as did the Arcata Eye’s Kevin Hoover.

Moments ago, the North Coast Journal’s Ryan Burns posted his article online offering more clarity, tying up some of the loose ends and unanswered questions regarding how the raids and arrests came about— and who’s been leading the charge cracking down on the large-scale cannabis cultivation and big-money profiteering taking place in the Emerald Triangle.

We’ve been waiting for this one.  Here’s Mr. Burns’ informative article for your cannabis-reading leisure:

Downey Calls for Backup:  Overwhelmed by Marijuana, the County Sheriff Looks to the Feds for Help

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