It's still federally illegal to grow weed, so many people are resorting to cultivating their marijuana in some pretty weird places.
Check out these not-so-usual places where people are actually growing weed.
Growing Pot in a Prison
Oh the irony. In 2014, Nicholas Erker purchased the 60,000ft
Grow-op Found in Underground Bunker
This guy wasn’t messing around when he was preparing for the end of the world. A Ohio man was accused of growing marijuana in a backyard underground bunker. Police found 19 marijuana plants including grow equipment and chemicals. It’s not certain what tipped off Police, but if you’re popping in and out of the ground smelling strongly of weed, someone’s bound to notice. We all know you’re dying for Ohio to legalize, but maybe next time be a little more careful.
In the Midst of a Cornfield
(Photo via Gary Cameron/Reuters)
Probably the most common way to happen upon a grow is trekking through a forest or lots of overgrown bush way out in the boonies. This is how Kaitlin Whitney, a writer for the Atlantic, came across a secret grow op in the middle of a cornfield. Walking through corn stalks 10 feet tall and stepping over sharp jutted corn-leaf edges could inflict a lot of pain, so most people don’t mosey through them. Many cornfields are tended to until it’s time for harvesting. Whitney describes what a perfect place for local grow-preneurs to harness their growing skills, hidden among thousands of cornstalks. There’s even internet forums devoted to sharing tips for growing marijuana in other people’s cornfields! C’mon America, if we’ve resorted to growing cannabis among a dense field of corn, shouldn’t that be a sign to legalize marijuana?
Hidden Bookcase Room
If you ever feel like being the James Bond of weed, this would be the perfect place to conceal your grow. In Essex, England police found approximately 250 plants in an