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I have heard a lot in the news recently regarding homes being used to grow or manufacture illegal substances. What is the concern and how do I know if the house I am thinking of purchasing was used for such purposes? Growing and/or producing illegal substances has become a problem in rural and urban neighbourhoods of all kinds across the country. In a short period of time, a significant amount of illegal drugs such as methamphetamines, ecstasy, gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), or marijuana can be produced in a residential setting. The production of these drugs often goes undetected. Depending on how long the house is used, it may be unfit for occupancy due to electrical hazards, structural damage, and/or fungal and chemical contamination. Marijuana Grow House Growing marijuana plants requires a significant amount of electricity for lights to help the plants grow in locations not visible from the street. Often, electricity…