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The man said he was growing medical marijuana for himself, but acknowledged the number of plants exceeded the amount permitted by law.
Thanks to the Taxpayers Bill of Rights, all of the pot tax money must be given back.
The haul was well below estimates of $70 million.
The parcel contained eight packages with a total of nine pounds of high-grade marijuana.