Is Chinese Communist Party Behind Illegal Marijuana Grows In US? Congress Wants Answers



A bipartisan group of 50 congress members from the House and Senate are urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to look into potential connections between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and illicit cannabis cultivation operations throughout the United States, reported Daily Caller News Foundation.

“We are deeply concerned with reports from across the country regarding Chinese nationals and organized crime cultivating marijuana on United States farmland,” a letter addressed to AG Garland said.

Led by Reps. Pete Sessions (R-TX), Jared Golden (D-ME) and David Valadao (R-CA) as well as Sens. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Angus King (I-ME), the lawmakers asked Garland to answer a set of questions related to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) efforts and awareness regarding illegal cannabis grows associated with the CCP.

“We write to you today to inquire about efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to address this developing criminal …

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