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Senator Hatch Taking on Southern Utah Pot Growers

Utah Senator Orrin Hatch says, marijuana grows -- in rural areas -- are immigration issues.

So his amendments -- to the comprehensive immigration reform legislation -- address them.

His amendment increase penalties for marijuana grows on federal lands.

They also boost the penalties for the use of guns or booby traps to protect grow areas.

Southern Utah authorities recently seized 170,000 marijuana plants -- off federal lands -- in a single year.

 

 

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