RemadE wrote: »
Telling the wrong people/making a big deal out of it
Acting like a complete stoner cunt
There are a few. There are of course, remidies to all of them
Box wrote: »
Does growing weed require that much lighting?
thewanderer wrote: »
When your electricity bill triples, it sends up a red flag.
ThusBakedZarathustra wrote: »
It depends how many plants you're rocking though.
If you have say 3, it's like having an extra computer running 24/7... But if you're turnin your whole apt. into a grow op it will become a factor...
jewnose wrote: »
Running your mouth is the biggest problem, but the electric bill thing is not entirely true. It would have to be a large scale operation before you'd run up a big enough bill for the electric bitches to say anything. They want you to run up a big bill.
If it bothers you though, look into growing under CFLs. They don't use as much electricity and you can grow a nice run if you do it properly. I recommend the Screen of Green method, or scrog. I'm in a hurry or I'd put up some links.
familyguy wrote: »
I agree. I used to have a hot tub at my house, and window units in my garage. My electric bill was crazy high. If you run a small scale operation, I doubt it will throw any red flags. Also, in America they don't bust people by checking the heat over houses. The reason why is because the equipment they use is so powerful it can detect the heat of your body. What happens if your having sex? Invasion of privacy.;) The smell however, could be a problem if you live in a small apartment.
There is a really good book out there. I think its called the marijuana bible. Anyways, read up before you make any decisions. Jail is boring as shit.
the electric bill is a myth. the electric companies could care less if you spend 100 a month or 1000. Thats not going to get you in trouble. Loose lips sink ships. Keep your mouth shut and nothing will happen
RemadE wrote: »
trx100 wrote: »
So, it seems as though it's safer to grow outside if you're looking to dodge the electricity bills, right? But then there's the smell issue, which is probably the worst one of the lot. I know that if I was growing, I wouldn't tell anyone so that's not an issue. I'd just be worried it would stink to shit.
What about growing weed outside, in somewhere which ISN'T your own back yard? Like hiding a plant somewhere?
droppinds wrote: »
In a sense your partially right. Problem is if police suspected you first thing theyd do if they could get a warrant would be to look at your electricity bills and usage, cuz it is a giveaway. Your bill won't really arouse suspicion or implicate you. It becomes a problem once youve been implicated and they suspect you, cuz at that point they can use it against you.
Marijuana-growers use copious quantities of electricity to grow clandestine plants under high- intensity lights, but they need not worry about scrutiny from their power utility, provided they pay their bills. Several hydro suppliers said yesterday they would not report to police a spike in electricity use from any particular address.
"If they're paying their bills, it's not a hydro theft issue," said Al Manchee, spokesman for Hydro One, Ontario's largest electricity supplier with 1.2 million customers across the province. "We don't get involved in legal issues. We're not a police force."
Toronto Hydro, which supplies power to the City of Toronto, said a drop in electricity usage would lead to suspicions that someone had tampered with the meter. But a big increase in electricity consumption "wouldn't raise the same kinds of flags," said Blair Peberdy, a spokesman.
"If it's going through the meter, there is less likelihood that we would notify police," Mr. Peberdy said. "There is a tremendous amount of renovation going on. People add jacuzzis, a new furnace, or air conditioning."
But if a meter reader notices tampering to steal power, the utility will notify police, he said. He estimates Toronto Hydro lost $2-million to electricity theft last year, much of it linked to those growing pot.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that police can obtain household power records and attach digital recording devices to suspected grow homes to track electricity usage patterns as part of pre-warrant investigations.
Gary Oak wrote: »
I think it's mostly greed and pride that gets you caught. Your getting a lot of weed out of one plant, you don't need 45 at a time.
Slappy wrote: »
Just using a lot of electric isn't enough to kick in your door, I think some places require a warrant for the cops to even look at that (but not in canada, lol)
Rumple Foreskin wrote: »
That quote was taken completely out of context. If your stealing electricity your going to get in trouble for it. If your using a lot of electricity and paying for it, its not a problem. People are getting caught b/c they cannot keep their mouth shut.