Marijuana grow bust in Boulder County: 3,000 plants worth estimated $500,000 seized

Breaking news: Boulder is recognized the world over as a marijuana-friendly town. But apparently the weed smoked by thousands of attendees at the annual 4/20 orgasm of cannabis consumption at CU is largely grown elsewhere.

As evidence, note that this week's bust of an illegal grow operation near Raymond, which netted 3,000 plants worth half-a-million bucks, is the largest of its kind in Boulder County to date.

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