Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Google Earth used against medical marijuana growers



 Authorities and government officials have been using Google Earth to help find marijuana fields for a few years now, but now officials in California are using it to crack down on medical marijuana growers.

Things aren't as easy as practicing your rights to not allow authority eyes onto your property without a warrant anymore. With growing technology such as Google Earth which maps out the planet, it's as easy as accessing your address online for all to see. The online satellite mapping tool has been used by officials before to track down illegal marijuana crops, but now medical marijuana growers are at risk.

The state's Department of Fish and Game isn't searching for these fields because of the legality of marijuana, medical marijuana is illegal in California. They are using the resource in an effort to end serious issues with local river levels due to unpermitted medical cannabis growing fields, or so the claim is made on Google Earth's blog. Continue Reading...