Marijuana Growers Nest in Suburban Foreclosed Homes
Organized pot growers are heading to the suburbs where home foreclosures have left a sprawling oasis of spacious, unsuspecting locations for marijuana grow homes.
Million dollar homes that were abandoned by their owners are bought or rented by growers and then transformed into greenhouses with high-intensity lights, water and air filtration systems, according to the New York Times. The operations go unnoticed by neighbors and authorities until faulty wiring ignites a fire or causes some other disaster.
According to the report, grow homes have been discovered in Northern California suburbs hit hard during the housing crisis, and the marijuana produced inside them is known to be more potent than plants grown outdoors.