pot.jpgPolice busts of pot growing operations have reportedly increased in the Sunset. According to the The Chronicle no one can believe that a neighborhood that was practically up for sainthood a few years back has become a literal incubator for illicit operations including but not limited to (okay limited to) the storage of illegal fireworks, neighbors not knowing each other’s names, and indoor marijuana farms which can house up to 1800 plants.

The SFPD has raided 27 of these farms in the past six months alone, and that number is expected to increase exponentially after people read this article.

Captain Paul Chignell, told The Chronicle that he suspects that fog is at least partly to blame for the high number of pot farms in the area, and indeed fog has been found to make even normal people want to be criminals, because if you can’t see your neighbor’s house most people automatically assume that the world has gone into nuclear winter, which is a pretty good excuse for an indoor grow operation.

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  • raqcoon

    The New Yorker said Humboldt County is “the heartland of high-grade marijuana farming in California.” I think the heat’s assessment of why people grow pot in the fog is off target (“you can’t see your neighbor’s house”), when obviously the Outer ‘Set has similar environmental conditions to Humboldt (constant coastal fog), which makes for some pretty irie weed. BTW, I saw Carmen Chu on the Great Highway during Sunday Streets. She seemed “mellow.” :>)