Earlier this year large-scale operations were shut down in Kinsclere and Crawley. Most factories are discovered thanks to community intelligence. Here’s how you can spot the clues.
1. House always in darkness
Curtains remain shut all day, windows remain closed and may be taped-up to stop people seeing in. You might spot a chink of very bright light coming through cracks.
Its going to have a strong smell. Especially in the last couple of weeks before harvest. If you don't know what cannabis smells like, its quite sweet and a bit like tomato plants on a hot day.
3. Strange deliveries
People might bring lots of building, lighting and ventilation equipment into the venue. Plywood is used to separate different growing rooms.
4. Excessive security
Cannabis farms often have reinforced doors, strong locks, and fences and gates built where there were none previously to stop intruders.