Trend for ‘home grown’ cannabis in Austria

Austrian police say that growers are increasingly renting remote industrial premises or houses in order to set up indoor cannabis plantations
The Local (Austria)
Monday, February 20, 2017

cannabis indoorWhen it comes to drugs, Austrians are increasingly turning to cannabis and buying from ‘home growers’ based in Austria, according to a public prosecutor. “People are not buying so many hard drugs, but are increasingly buying cannabis. What’s interesting is that fewer drugs are being imported and the cannabis is frequently grown in the country," public prosecutor Barbara Haider told the Kurier newspaper. The decline in imported cannabis may be due to the fact that the technical equipment for growing cannabis plants is easily obtainable in so-called grow or head shops and stricter border controls along the Balkans route to Austria, as a result of the refugee crisis.