Pubdate: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 Source: Rockford Register Star (IL) Copyright: 2011 GateHouse Media, Inc. Contact: http://www.rrstar.com/contact Website: http://www.rrstar.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/370 Author: Joan Keener TAXES CURB MARIJUANA I read with interest the article about all the marijuana plants found in this area. However, I found the following statistics from the February American Legion magazine very amazing. In 2001, 316,441 marijuana plants were seized in national forests. This was done with $5.32 million in U.S. Forest Service expenditures. In 2010, 3.1 million marijuana plants were seized in these forests. This was done with $15.9 million in U.S. Forest Service expenditures. Just thought I'd let you know how some of our taxes are being spent and why. - -Joan Keener Rockford - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.