Marijuana plants grow on a hillside near Willow Creek in July 2015 in Humboldt County, Calif.
Marijuana plants grow on a hillside near Willow Creek in July 2015 in Humboldt County, Calif. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee
Marijuana plants grow on a hillside near Willow Creek in July 2015 in Humboldt County, Calif. Paul Kitagaki Jr. Sacramento Bee

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