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Commando squad cracks down on California pot farmers – archive, 24 July 1985

24 July 1985: The helicopter pilots have to watch for wires strung at tree height like the ones they saw in the Vietnam war

The camp’s stars and stripes snaps in the wind from the rotor blades as weary men in camouflaged uniforms jump from the helicopters, sweating under flak jackets in 100-degree heat.

They park their guns and commando knives, and trudge off to big khaki “chow” tents as the flames crackle in a perimeter crater.

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Source: Commando squad cracks down on California pot farmers – archive, 24 July 1985


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Ben Maudsley

Ben Maudsley

Ben likes to teach passionate youngsters guitar lessons and has his own company. Cannabis history is his second hobby so he started to perfect not only his musical skills but also his writing skills by writing for Hemp Stash News. Ben is our staff journalist.

He can be reached out at: Ben.Maudsley@hempstashnews.com

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