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Melting snow being used by police to find cannabis farms in the Netherlands
    #768836 - 02/11/15 08:31 AM (2 years, 2 months ago)

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  Tuesday 10 February 2015

Cannabis growers are being arrested by Dutch police in their droves after being caught by melting snow.

The wintry weather is proving to be a surprising foil to drug lords in the Netherlands as the lack of snow on roofs can give them away.

The warmth required for cannabis farms usually makes them hotter than surrounding properties, meaning the one house in the street with a bare roof may have more inside than bad loft insulation.

“No snow on the neighbours’ roof? You can report suspected cannabis farms anonymously,” police in the city of Haarlem tweeted, urging people to be watchful.
The technique appears to be working, with arrests of illegal cannabis growers being recorded across the country since the wintry weather started.

In Zutphen, Gelderland, a farm containing 88 marijuana plants was found in a bedroom and in Arnhem on Wednesday, two properties were raided resulting in several arrests.

Again, snow proved to be the growers’ undoing, with a statement from the Dutch police saying neighbours had noticed there was “no snow on the roof of the building, unlike surrounding properties”, as well as detecting telling “odours”.Cannabis joints can be rolled freely in Amsterdam cafés. Could this be a scene repeated in the UK one day? The Netherlands is famous for its cannabis cafés but growing more than five plants is illegal On Monday, officers in Amersfoort uncovered an illegal farm containing 500 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €50,000 (£37,000).

“Officers were investigating because the house was completely obscured and the roof was remarkably dry compared to other roofs in the street,” a police spokesperson said.

“The plants were uprooted and destroyed and the farm was dismantled.”
After Haarlem police called on people to report their neighbours’ snow-free roofs, Twitter users complained that innocent families could be targeted if they had a loft conversion, for example.

The Netherlands is well-known for its liberal cannabis laws but attempts to limit the drug to personal use mean it is forbidden to grow more than five cannabis plants in a house and anyone carrying more than five grams in a public place can be arrested...
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Re: Melting snow being used by police to find cannabis farms in the Netherlands [Re: vinsue]
    #768838 - 02/11/15 10:08 AM (2 years, 2 months ago)

I saw this story a couple times and it always comes as a surprise to me when something less than pro-pot related happens in Holland.

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Re: Melting snow being used by police to find cannabis farms in the Netherlands [Re: SleepAid]
    #768843 - 02/11/15 12:42 PM (2 years, 2 months ago)

Ive heard of police looking for this here too

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Re: Melting snow being used by police to find cannabis farms in the Netherlands [Re: P-O]
    #768846 - 02/11/15 02:28 PM (2 years, 2 months ago)

that sucks, but thats really funny.

what up the dutch police's ass? they seem to be cracking down hard as fuck on weed. they raided the cannabis cup a few months ago... wtf? anyone know whats goin on in the netherlands?

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Re: Melting snow being used by police to find cannabis farms in the Netherlands [Re: CrushNazT]
    #768895 - 02/12/15 01:26 AM (2 years, 2 months ago)

5 plants...
Yup I'd have 5. Just 5 tree sized plants in 40 gallon pots.

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