Hawaii's Operation Green Harvest confiscated the plants from sites on all the major islands with the largest group located on the island of Molokai where state and federal offices seized around 10,000 plants.
In addition to the live plants officers also found 36 pounds of processed marijuana and arrested six people for drug promotion during a 10-day operation which ended on June 9, 2005.
Tony Williams, Drug Enforcement Administration agent said that they were after cultivators and not medical-marijuana users. "We're only looking at the major traffickers, the cultivators. We're not interested in investigating the sick or the dying."