Revealed: The London boroughs that grow the most weed

An FOI has shown which areas are responsible for producing most of the capital's green
Vice (UK)
Thursday, July 6, 2017

uk cannabis plantation policeIn recent years, UK police have quietly eased off their prosecution of cannabis farmers. Between 2011 and 2014 the number of people taken to court for growing cannabis fell by 87 percent. In London there isn't a single borough that hasn't been home to a cannabis farm in the last three years. Most cannabis farms are contained indoors with hydroponics and expensive lighting equipment. The vast majority of offenders are white British men from 25-34 (there is a decline among South East Asian offenders, although using Vietnamese growers on slave wages remains a trend). Large scale grows might be found in warehouses, and there aren't a lot of spare warehouses in London, so if you want to find the cannabis farming capital of the UK you have to look outside the city.