A walk on the green side

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During a patrol, a Marine casts a shadow as he walks past a grass bed lined with marijuana along a road in Marjah, Afghanistan on Friday. With poppy season over, one doesn't have to look far to see plots of marijuana growing near compounds in the area. Thomas Brown/Staff

During a patrol, a Marine casts a shadow as he walks past a grass bed lined with marijuana along a road in Marjah, Afghanistan on Friday. With poppy season over, one doesn't have to look far to see plots of marijuana growing near compounds in the area. Thomas Brown/Staff

 PATROL BASE YAZZIE, Afghanistan — As I mentioned earlier this week, it isn’t hard to find marijuana while traveling with Marine fire teams based here to patrol Marjah. Tom Brown captured just how easily this morning with this eye-opening photograph.

For some of Tom’s work that doesn’t appear on Battle Rattle, check out the Military Times Line of Sight blog. All the fans of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, will probably get a kick out of this photo.

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I’m a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.

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  1. Love reading your postings Dan. Your reporting gives us a glimpse of not only the challenging aspects but also of some of the lighter side of things we wouldn’t even think of in what is certainly a harsh environment for all of you. Stay safe!

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