One way to fight marijuana growers

ARCATA, Calif. (AP) - November 8, 2012

Voters in Arcata overwhelmingly approved a stiff new tax on electricity.

The idea is to pull the plug on large-scale indoor pot farms.

The measure OK'd Tuesday would slap a 45 percent tax on power bills that are three times the normal household amount.

Mayor Michael Winkler says if the growers don't scram, the power tax could go even higher.

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