By Shehab Khan
The smell from marijuana crops is driving Californians to distraction.
Marijuana has become a new crop of choice in the farmlands surrounding Carpinteria, in south California.
Residents say a thick, skunk-like odour from the marijuana plants settles over the valley in the evenings and before dawn.
“We don’t want a marijuana smell,” Xave Saragosa, a 73-year-old retired sheriff’s deputy who was born and raised in the town and lives near a greenhouse that grows marijuana, said. “We want fresh air.”
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