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New article on marijuana grow operations

July 27th, 2009

In Canada, the number of indoor grow ops is so serious that in some areas, law enforcement has given up pursuing all but the greatest offenders. The roughly 50,000 grow ops in that country bring in billions of dollars annually. Why should you care? Well, marijuana is grown in homes, and inspectors inspect homes, so it’s not that unusual to encounter evidence of a former grow operation. Grow ops can cause building damage and it’s important to know where that damage came from. Water damage and mold often comes from roof leaks, but they can also be caused by grow ops. Dangerous electrical connections are often used to illegally tap power lines and divert huge amounts of current to lights. To find out more, check out our new article on marijuana grow operations.

This blog entry was posted by Rob London.

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