Lonely Planet Writer

Marijuana messes up spring flowers in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park.
Sequoia National Park. Image by Sequoia Hughes / CC BY 2.0

The annual spring flower display in Sequoia National Park was hampered this year – by a man producing marijuana. The Mexican man, who has pleaded guilty and could face 20 years in jail, diverted water and created piles of trash as he grew over a thousand pot plants, causing damage to the park’s ecosystem. Read more: nytimes.com