Tag: Cannabis Eradication Program

Members of Congress Call for Cutting DEA Funding to Increase Funding for Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Prevention

A coalition of 12 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA), has written a letter to House leadership calling for the passage of a provision in an upcoming spending bill that would remove at least half of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) funding for their failed Cannabis Eradication Program. …

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Taxpayers are Spending $60 For Every Cannabis Plant the DEA Eradicates in Oregon

Taxpayers spent nearly a million dollars in 2014 eradicating just over 16,000 cannabis plants in Oregon. This comes to $60 per plant. According to DEA data, a total of 16,067 cannabis plants were removed from Oregon land in 2014 as part of the administration’s Cannabis Eradication Program. This cost taxpayers $960,000. For 2015, over $750,000 …

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