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Old 12th February 2020, 10:45 AM
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There are three houses near me (one just next-door but one) which have recently changed hands. All have several very loud and big dogs. The one partly adjacent to us (at the back) has had the electricity meter which used to be in the box with a window on the front has been removed - the meter box is still there. These houses are all shut up and persianas down so one can't see any lights at night. Next-door, the dogs are very rarely taken out and defecate in the house which stinks - they hose it out the back door and put it directly into the drain.

All this strikes me as rather strange and it occurs to me that they might be growing marijuana in there. That requires a lot of electricity to run the lights, etc. and the plants also give off a smell which is easily detectable. The electricity can be obtained by bypassing/removing the meter. The smell can be masked by the olor de caca. The continuous use of lights can be hidden by closing up the windows and persianas.

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There are three houses near me (one just next-door but one) which have recently changed hands. All have several very loud and big dogs. The one partly adjacent to us (at the back) has had the electricity meter which used to be in the box with a window on the front has been removed - the meter box is still there. These houses are all shut up and persianas down so one can't see any lights at night. Next-door, the dogs are very rarely taken out and defecate in the house which stinks - they hose it out the back door and put it directly into the drain.

All this strikes me as rather strange and it occurs to me that they might be growing marijuana in there. That requires a lot of electricity to run the lights, etc. and the plants also give off a smell which is easily detectable. The electricity can be obtained by bypassing/removing the meter. The smell can be masked by the olor de caca. The continuous use of lights can be hidden by closing up the windows and persianas.

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It could be.
Recently, about 4 months ago, a growing house (or whatever the lingo is) was dismantled in the Albaicín in Granada. It was responsible for several power cuts in the area as it was overloading the system

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This happened last year in a village near town where I teach

https://www.hoy.es/prov-caceres/dete...oogle.co.uk%2F

El 70% de toda la luz consumida en Casar de Miajadas era para las plantaciones de marihuana!!!!!
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I think that if they have any significant output of marketable quality, the dog poo to mask the smell of a house full of plants is wishful thinking. Most likely is that they are there to deter unwanted visitors and the effort put into their welfare is minimal.

I also think that if it is even remotely possible that your suspicions are correct, you'd be well advised to stay away and have as little to do with it as possible!

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This happened last year in a village near town where I teach

https://www.hoy.es/prov-caceres/dete...oogle.co.uk%2F

El 70% de toda la luz consumida en Casar de Miajadas era para las plantaciones de marihuana!!!!!
The thing is that in the summer there are various areas in the south that rely on AC to be able to get through the day, not to mention fridges, freezers etc and there have been, on several occasions, power cuts lasting several days which severely fcuk things up for the people living there. It seems that the maria production has a lot to answer for

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There are three houses near me (one just next-door but one) which have recently changed hands. All have several very loud and big dogs. The one partly adjacent to us (at the back) has had the electricity meter which used to be in the box with a window on the front has been removed - the meter box is still there. These houses are all shut up and persianas down so one can't see any lights at night. Next-door, the dogs are very rarely taken out and defecate in the house which stinks - they hose it out the back door and put it directly into the drain.

All this strikes me as rather strange and it occurs to me that they might be growing marijuana in there. That requires a lot of electricity to run the lights, etc. and the plants also give off a smell which is easily detectable. The electricity can be obtained by bypassing/removing the meter. The smell can be masked by the olor de caca. The continuous use of lights can be hidden by closing up the windows and persianas.

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Well some of the tell tale signs are there in your observations Baldi - particularly
when you compare it to the 'goings on' in a decommissioned, Regional Seat of
Government RGHQ ( in the event of a nuclear attack ) in Chilmark back in 2017.
As you can see from the report in The Guardian below, the culprits siphoned
off electricity to power the underground Cannabis factory.
Also like you, neighbours living near the Bunker noticed a strange smell coming
from the bunker.

The Guardian - 3 men jailed for running cannabis factory in Nuclear Bunker

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Legalise it. It's the only logical answer.
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Well some of the tell tale signs are there in your observations Baldi - particularly
when you compare it to the 'goings on' in a decommissioned, Regional Seat of
Government RGHQ ( in the event of a nuclear attack ) in Chilmark back in 2017.
As you can see from the report in The Guardian below, the culprits siphoned
off electricity to power the underground Cannabis factory.
Also like you, neighbours living near the Bunker noticed a strange smell coming
from the bunker.

The Guardian - 3 men jailed for running cannabis factory in Nuclear Bunker
Hi,
I visited that bunker when it was in active use!
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Legalise it. It's the only logical answer.
Quite. Sandra and I smoked marijuana for thirty years. We were very mild potheads, only smoked one joint each b before sleeping every night. Sandra never drank alcohol, her father was an alcoholic who died in his forties so weed was her equivalent. I found it helped me sleep.

As an astute businesswoman Sandra bought in bulk to cut down cost. One day I opened our front door to be almost knoocked out by the fragrant scent of weed. I found a Sainsbury’s plastic carrier bag filled with it. This as somewhat alsrming as I was a local councillor and often had visits from police officers. So she used the garden shed for storage afterwards.

We both stopped, me because I had areaction when I smoked after taking bp tablets and got carted off to hospital in an ambulance. I felt very stupid and guilty for wasting health service time. Sandra stopped when diagnosed with COPD.

I firmly believe that there is no such thing as an addictive substance, only addictive personalities. Smoking weed doesn’t automatically lead to injecting crack. As everyone knows, alcohol causes far more problems. Stoned people dont have the energy to mug old people. The two undesirable results of smoking weed are talkng nonsense and putting on weight from the ‘munchies’.
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