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Targeting Indoor Marijuana Growing

October 2nd, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Marijuana growers could soon face stiffer penalties, especially those who grow pot in homes near where children live. The proposed law specifically targets hydroponic marijuana, which can have a 15% higher potency level then field grown marijuana. This breed of marijuana is typically grown indoors which makes it tougher for law enforcement to locate and more of a danger for the communities and families around it.
Attorney General Bill McCollum says the problem is growing.

“If you rate this the percentage of THC in marijuana the traditional marijuana plants is about 8 – 10%.  These are 20% to 30% THC, Now this is a very serious matter as far as what we see going on with these plants. The damage they do with a single plant the amount of power and danger that’s in a single plant and that is why this legislation is really important. It’s a huge growing problem and you can’t let the laws lag behind the legal enforcement in this area.” says the Attorney General.

In 2006, law enforcement found cannabis growing in houses in 41 of Florida’s 67 counties. This makes Florida second in the nation in regards residences used to grow marijuana.

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