These folks are really into gardening

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - August 16, 2010

But they're not just growing tomatoes.

Police say a growing number of small pot gardens are popping up.

That part of Oregon has more than 7,000 people who are registered medical marijuana users.

The growers claim they're providing a needed service.

But law enforcement officials counter that the medical marijuana law has too many loopholes.

Medford Police Deputy Chief Tim George says all that pot growing isn't about sick people.

He tells the Mail Tribune that one bushy plant can yield $15,000 worth of marijuana.

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