Feds move to seize Oregon land in marijuana cases

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The federal government is attempting to take two Applegate Valley properties allegedly used by the High Hopes Farm to grow marijuana.

Federal prosecutors Wednesday filed court papers in U.S. District Court in Portland to launch a forfeiture case against the land where James Bowman grew High Hopes marijuana, even though Bowman doesn't own the properties and has not been charged with a crime.

Bowman, who did time in federal prison for growing marijuana in the 1990s — before Oregon voters made medical marijuana legal — has been an outspoken advocate for legalization, even inviting local lawmakers to his farm in 2011.

Read more at The Mail Tribune.

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