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Marijuana crops in California harm ecosystem

Increase in demand for the most commonly used illicit drug in the US, places a heavy burden on the environment.

Last Modified: 08 Sep 2013 09:33
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In the United States, marijuana use is becoming tolerated in areas where it was once criminalised.

Several states have legalised recreational use and more than a dozen allow it for medicinal purposes.

But in California, the increased demand is putting a heavy burden on the environment as mass production destroys the fragile ecosystem.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Eureka, California.

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