Marijuana Cultivation Ops Grow Roots in The Porn Hub Of The San Fernando Valley

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Everyone but the Fed’s understand that hundreds of homes in the porn capital of the world are used as marijuana cultivation sites.

Deep in the San Fernando Valley sits a non-descript warehouse, identical in appearance to those all around, with one not so small exception – hidden within this plane looking industrial structure are rows and rows of chronic weed being cultivated in ideal conditions, benefiting from state-of-the-art lighting, thermostat controlled fans, and of course every growers friend – a little stimulating music and the ever present smell of well cultivated weed.

In a recent Bay Area story, a marijuana cultivator agreed on the condition that his identity remain unknown (go figure), to provide a guided tour of his undercover grow Op which currently rivals the porn industry for creative uses of industrial properties within the San Fernando Valley . “I would say the majority of people involved in it are paranoid, and they should be,” Mike rationalized. “In the beginning, I got into it for the money.”

Back in 2002, Mike had a buddy that was knowledgeable in marijuana cultivation and was able to help him set up his first clandestine weed grow house in the S.F.V. From that point forward, Mike claims to be responsible for setting up covert grow ops throughout Southern California’s vast Southland area. Where ever suburbia stretches, marijuana is sure to follow “All over LA County, San Bernardino, Orange County,” Mike said with a smile.

Within Mike’s top secret warehouse, there first thing that you notice is the lack of marijuana smell, given what you know you’re about to go into. However when you head just beyond two separate and sealed doors the smell becomes overwhelming. Mike is currently in the middle of a 96 plant grow…and all are relaxing peacefully to the sounds of classical music.

“Everyone knows plants grow better with classical music,” he said. Within Mike’s hi-tech cultivation room everything is electronically monitored, allowing the lights to simulate a perfectly balanced day receiving 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark. “We control pretty much every aspect of the plant from the environment to the temperature to the humidity to the nutrients in the water,” Mike noted. It is a sophisticated hydroponic system, comprised of intricate, interconnecting pipes, tubes, tubs, fans, plugs and of course…most important of all– killer weed.

When Mike was asked the obvious question “are scared about getting caught?” his instant response was: “No, because it’s something I truly believe in and stand behind 100 percent.” I feel you.

But there is a flaw in his logic: In the great state of California, in order to comply with prop 215, medical marijuana collectives are not allowed to make what is considered profit. Mike claims to currently have 40 employees, for whom he pays with proceeds from his crops. After normal operational expenses are deducted, Mike admits to making approximately $5,000 a month per each of his seven productive grow houses.

Deploying a little quick math, that comes out to a very tidy sum of $420,000 a year.

“Yes, but it’s a salary,” Mike stated defensively. “No profit; just like other non-profits get paid. I can’t speak for everyone but those who are making profit are the ones demonizing our industry, capitalizing on every opportunity.” Mike admits his landlords are clueless to the fact that he is a clandestine cultivator of California’s much valued weed crop. Mike believes that his most recent crop of “OG Kush” will produce approximately 150 pounds of weed, with a value approximate value $510,000 turning over every 10 weeks. Mike’s partners at collectives throughout Southern California will then turn around and distribute it by the Gram, ¼ Oz all the way up to an ounce –charging anywhere from $10-$20 a gram.

Despite all of the federal threats and local activity Mike still doesn’t seem overly concerned with his current source of income.

“If I’m really not supposed to be doing something,” he said, “the universe will tell me.” source

 

 

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