Indoor Grows Trending Among Criminal Cultivators

Authorities confiscated 313,000 plants from illegal indoor marijuana grows in California last year, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The new figures highlight the growing trend of indoor cultivation among unlicensed operators in the Golden State.

The DEA flagged the rise of illicit indoor growing last year, noting it makes it “more difficult for law enforcement to discover and has the advantage of not having to rely on climate conditions or growing seasons.”

Though Prop. 64 is less than three months away from full implementation, many cultivators have been reluctant to come out of the shadows.