Hydroponic systems have gained worrying popularity in the recent past, especially in small rural villages and residential cities. This stems from the introduction of Local and State Law Enforcement affecting the growth of cannabis crops in outdoor fields. The law also affects seasonal variations of the crop mainly practised in Nimbim, located in Northern New South Wales just below South East Queensland.
In the emerging trend, thousands of cannabis plants are grown in small factories or residential homes. They are referred to as Hydroponic cannabis crops. Among the policing circles, the term ‘Hydro’ is mostly used to describe this trend.
How it’s Done
The perpetrators have devised an easy way of growing the crops. In some instances, the cannabis crops are cultivated in small pots where their growth is boosted with chemicals and they are watered every day. The pungent odour produced by the chemicals is sucked out by custom made filters installed in the home. Some big industrial lights complete the arrangement and the crops thrive within no time.
There are other sophisticated systems that do not require the manual watering. The pots in this case link to a hydroponic watering mechanism. The nutrients are also incorporated into the system which is set to run round the clock.
The growing popularity of this trend raises an alarm for a number of reasons. To begin with, the highly concentrated chemicals alter the composition of the drug as well as its effects on users. The illegal systems that have bypassed the power are a disaster waiting to happen. Many fires have been witnessed in different homes alongside other incidences such as homicides and electric shocks.
The legislation is yet to provide something conclusive regarding the cultivation of cannabis crops in family homes. Just as is the case with Meth labs, only appropriate court action can be relied upon to restore the property damaged under such circumstances.
The predicament is made even worse by the fact that most of these homes are occupied by tenants. Home owners end up incurring huge losses as this practice causes extensive water damage necessitating the removal of floors and walls. The home is also polluted by moulds and cannabis spores.
The damage can be repaired. The guidelines affecting the repair vary depending on the particular house and state. The claim may be honoured or not depending on the insurance firm. Feel free to discuss your options on this matter by contacting All Aces Services.