"medical" marijuana is legal in California and anyone can get a prescription.
There are places around here that use techniques you describe but others look
the other way.
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On Jan 3, 2011, at 5:10 AM, "Diane and Edward Swynar" <email@example.com>
> Hi Guys,
> This seemingly cavalier attitude that the authorities have toward grow-ops in
> the USA is rather surprising and alarming to me at the same time...
> Here in The Great White North the police go so far as to use helicopters with
> infared sensors to "spot" so-called hot houses from scans while in the
> air...I believe there is even a law in place now in Ontario that mandates
> real estate agents to disclose to potential buyers whether or not domiciles
> on the market were grow-up havens at one time.
> Why the feeling of subjugation & helplessness on the part of Americam Hams
> when it comes to these things...? Don't you guys have criminal law on your
> side when all is said & done...?! I just don't get this...
> ~73~ de Eddy VE3CUI - VE3XZ
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> To: "RFI RFI" <email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2011 10:46 PM
> Subject: Re: [RFI] Grow Lights
>> "Maybe the power company will report sudden grossly abnormal power usage for
>> an average home. Who they report to, no one could say....."
>> I spoke with a utilities investigator about this a couple of years ago. A
>> sudden increase in consumption doesn't indicate much, could be a new heater
>> or cooling system, change in appliances, electric water heater, stove,
>> dryer, whatever... If the meter reader notices other things in conjunction
>> with this, a lot of building materials around, but no obvious upgrades,
>> excess vehicular traffic, various security measures, lack of improvement to
>> the land/house/garage, but consumption increases, et cetera, then it is
>> reported to law enforcement for observation.
>> We had an instance where out power bill went WAY up, more than the usual for
>> spring-time irrigation. I suspected an error in the reading of the meter,
>> turned out I forgot to turn off the 500W heater in the pump-house!
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