A cold, wet summer has hit the Vancouver Island pot crop hard, stunting plants and likely putting some grow-ops out of business. The RCMP destroyed just over 7,000 marijuana plants this summer, about a quarter of last year’s yield. The Mounties use helicopters to seek out island grow-ops before officers move in and seize the plants. An RCMP spokesman says this year’s crop is considerably smaller on average than in previous years.
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