Overwhelmed by illegal pot, Oregon county declares emergency

Jackson County is asking the governor and Legislature’s leaders for help as the county becomes overwhelmed with illegal marijuana farms.

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by an increase in the number and size of illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, appealing to the governor and the Legislature’s leaders for help.

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners said law enforcement officers and county and state regulators and code enforcers are overwhelmed and warned of an “imminent threat to the public health and safety of our citizens from the illegal production of cannabis in

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