Pot town pushes back against industrial growers

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Marijuana Town Pushback
Reid Whittlesex walks a slackline Oct. 25, 2012 in the community forest in Arcata, Calif. While Arcata has become known for being tolerant of marijuana, many residents would rather their city were known for the forest and a pioneering wastewater treatment marsh. Fed up with the proliferation of industrial-scale indoor marijuana growing operations taking over neighborhoods, city officials are asking voters to approve a stiff tax on excessive electricity use, designed to drive large-scale pot growers out of town. (AP Photo/Jeff Barnard)