Pubdate: Sat, 25 Aug 2007
Source: Chronicle Herald (CN NS)
Copyright: 2007 The Halifax Herald Limited
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Canada)


MONCTON, N.B. (CP) - A new import from British Columbia is taking 
root in New Brunswick forests and the RCMP aren't too happy about it.

"It's a new type of marijuana plant called B.C. Bud and we're finding 
it in New Brunswick," said Kent RCMP Sgt. David Mazerolle.

This particular species of plant is harder for police to see from the 
sky because it's quite short. It's also more efficient for those who 
grow it because it produces as many buds as a plant more than triple its size.

"It grows a huge amount of buds," said Mazerolle.

This is the time of year police will find marijuana plants because 
it's almost harvest season for illegal outdoor grow-ops. As they have 
the last few years, RCMP districts all over the province are 
descending upon hidden grow-ops and tearing the plants out of the ground.

Last year only about 15 to 20 of the plants seized in Kent County 
were B.C. Bud, but so far this year police have already uncovered 150.
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