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A marijuana plant grows in California's Shasta-Trinity National Forest. This plant is part of an illegal growing operation by highly organized drug cartels that take advantage of the forests' thick canopy to help hide their operations. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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Illegal Pot Operations In Public Forests Are Poisoning Wildlife And Water

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California says revenue from marijuana sales has risen — but analysts say the illegal market is still thriving. Here, an employee puts down an eighth of marijuana after letting a customer smell it at the Magnolia cannabis lounge in Oakland. Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters hide caption

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THC, a key psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, is toxic to dogs, veterinarians warn. So keeping dogs away from discarded joints, edible marijuana or drug-tainted poop is important. Hillary Kladke/Getty Images hide caption

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Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot

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Assistant chef Michael Monteleone puts a finishing touch on cannabis-infused vegetable tarts. As more states legalize the use of recreational marijuana, the California chef is aiming to elevate haute cuisine to a new level. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Haute Pot: How High-End California Chefs Are Cashing In On Marijuana

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