Police in Foshan, Guangdong, recently arrested three men for illegally growing marijuana in a local greenhouse and attempting to sell it, China News reports.
Located in Sanshui, a district in Foshan, the marijuana farm was disguised as a hop greenhouse and suspected by local residents before investigations. Inside, police discovered cannabis plants and some packed cannabis flowers and leaves.
The owner of the farm, surnamed Li, confessed to the police that the idea of growing his own pot came up a year ago after he discovered some leftover seeds from smoking weed. In the beginning, he only wanted to grow weed for his own use. After harvesting 420 seeds by planting only three, Li discovered his green thumb and decided to grow more for some quick profits by building a greenhouse with the help of two friends. Without any experience, Li started the business by buying all the equipment himself and learning the skills for growing online.
Sadly for Li, his precious operation was busted by police before the first bag of products was even sold.
In 2013, a marijuana farm was also discovered in Shenzhen, another city in Guangdong province. In China, growing, selling and possessing marijuana are illegal activities. The news about Jaycee Chan, the son of Jackie Chan, and actor Kai Ko being charged for marijuana use in August last year stirred a heated discussion in China’s public sphere. Jaycee Chan was sentenced six months in jail earlier this month.
By Shirley Zhang
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