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Monday, August 25, 2008

First Vineyards, and Now This?

posted by on August 25 at 13:18 PM

Last week we polled Slog readers for the next, most unbelievably shocking place pot growers would grow pot. Because it doesn’t matter where the Seattle Times discovers pot growing—whether it’s a house or a field—it’s always the most shocking place it’s ever been growing. The winners tied—the Fun Forest and Joni Balter’s asscrack—at 21 percent. Dude ranches earned a disappointing 4 percent.

The survey was, of course, all in jest (cheers, Joni). But the yuks are on us. No sooner had we published the poll, believing we’d outdone ourselves with unlikely pot-growing locations, than even we were shocked by where pot was found next.

The Drug Enforcement Administration discovered something unexpected in the Mall of the Americas.

DEA agents found a hydroponics lab with more than 200 marijuana plants, standing 3 to 6 feet tall in the air and worth millions of dollars, in a storage area on the second floor of the mall.

By the way, that’s the Mall of the Americas in Miami—not the bloated Mall of America near Minneapolis-St. Paul. But they’re growing pot in malls! Take note, Seattle Times; one sprout at Northgate could mark a troubling trend.

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Think how many Cinnabons and Orange Juliuses would be sold as a result of mall pot sales. These people are lacking crucial synergy.

Posted by Ziggity | August 25, 2008 1:23 PM

The mouth-watering smell of delicious cinnabons provides perfect cover for the second-story grow operation!

Posted by flamingbanjo | August 25, 2008 1:33 PM

Meh, they were growing pot at malls in the 80s.

Posted by K | August 25, 2008 2:07 PM

I blame "Weeds."

I love "Weeds."

Posted by Matthew | August 25, 2008 2:27 PM

I thought you were going to say the found a grow op in The Fun Forest. This is interesting, but still a let down.

Posted by Mike in MO | August 25, 2008 3:10 PM

...theY found...

Posted by Mike in MO | August 25, 2008 3:11 PM

Hm. There is actually a good use for malls after all.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | August 25, 2008 3:26 PM

could this all be a part of dan's idea a few years ago? you know, where all the stoners of the country should go all johnny appleseed and put their pot seeds in every planter and traffic circle/median?

related: do they still make pot with seeds?

Posted by speedo | August 25, 2008 4:11 PM

Y'know, they did just redo that bit of landscaping at Northgate...

Posted by Greg | August 25, 2008 4:59 PM

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