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The U.S. attorney for California’s Eastern District said Tuesday he is focusing on shutting down illegal marijuana grows, not state-licensed operations.

In some of his first public comments on the state of cannabis enforcement in California, McGregor Scott outlined priorities that hew closely to those detailed in the now-rescinded Obama-era “Cole memo”: illegal grows on federal land, cartels dealing in marijuana and interstate trafficking.

McGregor Scott

“The reality of the situation is that there is so much black-market marijuana in California that we could go after just the black market and never get there,” Scott told reporters in Sacramento at a multi-agency discussion about how illegal grows on public land affect the environment.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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