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Number of siezed marijuana plants is smaller than last year

More than 80 people have been arrested for illegally growing pot
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN



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Bill Cohen
 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his agents this year have seized more than 30-thousand marijuana plants. It sounds like a lot but it’s actually a noticeably smaller amount than last year, when 46-thousand plants were confiscated and incinerated. Why the fall-off this year? Dan Tierney speaks for the A.G.’s office.

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The Attorney General’s office says each mature marijuana plant can be worth between one thousand and two thousand dollars. Most of the plants have been seized in southern Ohio, and this year, more than 80 people have been arrested for illegally growing pot.

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