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U.S. weighs crackdown on environmental damage from pot growers

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(Reuters) - Even as states legalize marijuana, some U.S. officials are demanding tougher sentences for illegal pot growers if they also invade public lands, kill native vegetation and wildlife, and spread toxic pesticides.


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