Pot growers love the Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest

This story is really starting to gain some momentum. This summer has shown a marked increase of illegal marijuana growing in the the national forest land of Northeastern Wisconsin. Law enforcement in Oconto County have shut down several pot growing operations, but the combination of heavily forested and remote land makes this area an inviting spot for the drug trade.

National Public Radio has picked up the story produced by Wisconsin Public Radio. You can listen to it here:

It’s not unusual for illegal marijuana growers in the west to hide their crops in isolated parts of national forests. Now, it seems the problem is spreading east. Last month, authorities made a major bust in Wisconsin – the first time a large-scale pot operation has been discovered on public land there.

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