MARIJUANA GROW HOUSES IN FORT LAUDERDALE
Effective August 2008 Florida has enhanced the penalties for marijuana production.
Possession of marijuana in smaller amounts remains a misdemeanor. However for those who grow marijuana plants the previous threshold of 300 plants for a first-degree felony, has been lowered.
Manufacture of marijuana, a big business in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach, may soon be out of business. As Florida enhances penalties for growing plants arrests may soon peak.
The Statewide task force investigating the crime of growing marijuana commercially have increasingly focused on eradicating grow houses in the Fort Lauderdale Miami area. The new law is expected to increase the importation of marijuana from out-of-state.