Pubdate: Fri, 29 Jul 2005
Source: Cochrane Times-Post (CN ON)
Copyright: 2005 Cochrane Times Post
Author: Nora Egan
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)


Cochrane Times Post -- Not too long ago Marijuana grow ops were being 
busted in the Barrie vicinity. Now with the summer upon us, it appears as 
though the marijuana cultivators are eyeing the North.

The large seizure in Iroquois Falls makes me wonder, what are you growing 
in your back yard?

It never ceases to amaze me what people will actually try and get away 
with. Maybe there are some who are actually growing it in their homes. Who 
is to know if you have a marijuana plant or a herb growing, they all look 
about the same.

Since the government permitted those suffering from serious medical 
problems to indulge in the use of marijuana there seems to have been an 
increase in grow ops throughout the province.

Will this be the new rage? An opportunity to become an entrepreneur as a 
supplier for medicinal purposes?

It appears that the government should be taking some responsibility for 
this as they are the ones who have approved the use of marijuana and in a 
sense are admitting that its use is alright.

These growers, although the most recent ones caught are of Asian background 
seem to be appearing all over the province. Are they coming with their own 
seeds from another part of the world? Do they think that Canada is not as 
harsh with charges as other countries?

If this is so, perhaps a good look at the consequences for those trying to 
grow would be in order.

Whatever the case may be, Marijuana grow ops are definitely on the rise not 
only in southern Ontario but in the North as well. So watch what you plant 
and where you plant it. Someone may be watching!
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