The Guardia Civil has detected a sharp increase in illegal marijuana plantations throughout Malaga province. They are called plantations but in fact many consist of a few plants in pots on the patio for personal use only. Last week, the Guardia seized 110 plants in Alhaurin el Grande and El Chorro which would have yielded some 60 kilos of marijuana. A spokesman said home growers were getting more sophisticated and offering their customers a variety of marijuana leaves. It’s a small but profitable business. All the grower needs is a well-lit place to put the pots and a dryer. If the plants are not visible from the street, the grower can reap his illicit crop for years without any hassle from the police.


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