June 17th, 2009
12:40 PM ET
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Tim Graston

    Our organisation is only a couple weeks old. The people of the medical marijuana community are stepping up to clean the debris the DEA does not get. I'm sure CNN had no chance to find out about us. What they left out is the fact that not all debris is flown out by the DEA. Until now nobody was cleaning up these sites. It's estimated that there are 1400 sites and 3-500 new ones each year. 20000lbs was flown out of one site! Please check out our web site (New content with pictures soon) marijuanacleanup.org
    Tim Graston
    Executive Director

    June 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm |
  2. Mark Seasigh

    Yes for years and years. i just planted three hundred thousand plants in the park near my house. hahaha just kidding. thats alot of work. 😛

    June 17, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  3. Matt Linden california

    For every one garden found ten more are harvested and enjoyed.

    This is not headway ,This is a waste of taxpayers $ and the officers time.

    If government would take a fair vote it would be legalized.

    June 17, 2009 at 3:10 pm |
  4. charmichael

    It's just pot, for crying out loud, and it being illegal is strictly a matter of politics, my friends. I for one am tired of the double standard. If banning pot had anything to do with the people's well-being, alcohol and tobacco products would be loooong gone. Hypocrisy is what grows wild in this country, if you ask me.

    June 17, 2009 at 3:01 pm |
  5. Tony

    All the more reason for our Govt to legalize it and take it out of the hands of the drug cartels!!

    June 17, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
  6. OneNicci

    I was just telling a coworker about this story. This was truly news to me. Almost unbelievable.

    June 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  7. jim

    This is nothing new... and not only in national parks and forests. I've seen 3 foot tall plants in the flower beds of Washington Square Park and remember it growing in some of the large pots that held trees outside of Barney's when it was downtown. Whether from people ditching joints or being purposely planted, it's out there. What always amazed me was that they were able to grow to the size they were without being pulled up, especially in very public places.

    June 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm |