The State

Officials of the state's ambitious Campaign Against Marijuana Planting agreed not to fight a judge's ruling that limits their ability to search for hidden marijuana crops. U.S. District Judge Robert Aguilar of San Jose ratified the agreement to end a four-year dispute between civil rights activists and state law enforcement agencies over the rights of suspected marijuana growers, who believe they have been the target of unwarranted searches and sporadic raids by low-flying helicopters. The agreement bars narcotics agents from flying below 500 feet over fields and from looking in greenhouses or yards without a search warrant.

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