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Oklahoma Wheat Crop Flags but Marijuana Harvest Booms


July 1993

While wet weather and hail storms have done serious damage to Oklahoma's wheat crop, wild and cultivated marijuana appears to be thriving based on the high rate of seizures by state law enforcement agencies (Carter Bradley and Howard Wilson, "State Wheat Yield In Doubt, But Marijuana Doing Great," Oklahoma Gazette, 6/24/93, p. 20). Officials provided no figures during the early weeks of the anti-pot drive, but said they were ahead of last year's seizure rate, which totaled 1,800 tons.