Revisiting The Issues Around Commercially Viable Indoor Marihuana Growing Operations in British Columbia

Media reports of law enforcement efforts targeted at marihuana growing operations or ‘grow ops’ in British Columbia has come to be so common in recent years we can appreciate why many people might have started taking them for granted. Indeed, any new media report about grow ops almost seems like old news. Further, while these reports will from time to time give attention to the violence, organized crime activity, and other harms associated to one aspect or another of marihuana industry in the province, few of them really get into the details. Consequently, most British Columbians might have some sense that marihuana growing operations are a problem, but they do not get a level of the information that would be helpful to fully appreciating why grow ops in British Columbia are an extremely serious matter.