Officials With The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

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Officials with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration say that the number of indoor marijuana plants in California has quadrupled in the last three years. Many of these plants have occurred in middle-class and upper-class suburbs. Buyers have bought homes here because the financing of these homes are cheap. They have been remodeled to build farms which are built indoors. These indoor pot operation uses sophisticated irrigation, ventilation and lighting. This structure can contain 1,800 plants. This marijuana boom has brought in more than $100 million worth of pot last year. These homes were transformed into illicit greenhouses with blacked-out windows, sophisticated irrigation, high powered and timed lighting and ventilation devices to…show more content…
Officials are not encouraging people to take the law into their own hands. They say that neighbors can keep their eyes open for suspicious signs. Tall tale signs are: homes where trash cans are never taken out to the street, where overgrown plants are never trimmed or where the gardener or pool caretaker never comes. Some pot dealers in Northern California are realizing that they have to change their way of living so that they won 't be discovered by the law. So what do they do? They hire gardeners to bring out the trash and cut their grass. This makes it look more authentic. Gang members operating out of San Francisco set up operations in the Stockton, Modesto and Sacramento suburbs. These pot farms are nationwide and the seizures have soared. A drug commonly used by youths is Marijuana, and in relation Hashish. Commonly called "pot", or "grass", marijuana is produced from the leaves of Cannabis sativa. Hashish is a concentrated form of cannabis made from unadulterated resin from the female plant. The main active ingredient in both marijuana and hashish is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a mild hallucinogen. Marijuana is the most common drug used amongst teenagers. (Juvenile Delinquency, The Core, "Second Edition"), (Larry J. Siegel, Brandon C. Welsh, "2005", P. 233/Chapter 10). Smoking large amounts of pot, or has can cause distortion 's in auditory and visual perception, even hallucinatory effects. Small doses produce an early excitement
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