Indoor pot farms are sprouting up around California and causing some bad vibes in the Golden State, the Los Angeles Times reports. In one northwest community, authorities estimate that 1,000 of 7,500 homes are devoted to cultivating marijuana, cutting into the housing supply and raising safety concerns. Many residents complain that out-of-staters are flooding in to take advantage of liberal laws about medical marijuana.
"People who clearly are in it for profit see it as a loophole and have flooded into these areas from across California and the US," said a state drug official. As the problem worsens, a backlash is growing among longtime residents about the lenient pot rules, the Times notes.