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posted Apr 15

Big victory for our efforts to combat the environmental damage and safety issues caused by trespass marijuana grows.  The U.S. Sentencing Commission has adopted the stronger penalties I called for in my legislation (the PLANT Act).  While we work for a more coherent marijuana policy, which I believe includes de-criminalization, these new targeted penalties will help address the very serious environmental harm caused by trespass grows.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission announced Thursday, April 10, that it had adopted increased penalties for high-level offenders cultivating marijuana on trespassed private or public lands, as Reps.

posted Apr 15

posted Apr 11

Tragic bus crash last night carrying teenagers from southern California on their way to visit Humboldt State University.  Ten confirmed dead.  My heart goes out to the victims and families.

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