It ain't legal yet, goddammit.
That could well be the subtext of a press release today from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, in which they announced the end of week one of the 2010 Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) season.
The multi-agency law-enforcement effort yielded more than 33,500 marijuana plants in just four days, according to the release. These were not your small-time, back-to-the-land hippy operations:
Monday teams eradicate[d] 17,500 plants from 12 gardens near Groves Prairie (near Willow Creek).
Tuesday 5,100 plants were eradicated and a loaded AK-47 rifle was recovered at a garden near Friday Ridge Road.
Near Red Cap Road in Hoopa, teams eradicated 8,149 plants Wednesday. Of those plants, 5,000 were found on tribal land.
Finally, Thursday the teams found 2,766 plants from seven gardens near Slate Creek, Orleans.
With the exception of that nab on tribal land, these grows were all on U.S. Forest Service property, according to the release, which ends thusly: "The CAMP effort is expected to continue."
You've been warned.