National forests and parks — long popular with Mexican marijuana-growing cartels — have become home to some of the most polluted pockets of wilderness in America because of the toxic chemicals needed to eke lucrative harvests from rocky mountainsides, federal officials said.
The grow sites have taken hold from the West Coast's Cascade Mountains, as well as on federal lands in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Seven hundred grow sites were discovered on U.S. Forest Service land in California alone in 2007 and 2008 — and authorities say the 1,800-square-mile Sequoia National Forest is the hardest hit.
Article here. Thank goodness these Mexican drug dealers can't carry guns in our National Parks, 'cause that would be breaking the law. Maybe they should also pass a law against marijuana growing in the National Parks and Forests, though. Oh, and against polluting the parks with toxic chemicals. I'm sure that would solve the problem. Right?