Empty Las Vegas homes used as pot houses

In the US state of Nevada, locals are using abandoned residences to grow marijuana.

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    The economic downturn in the US has resulted in, among other things, a huge number of houses left vacant by foreclosure.

    And some people are trying to cash in on the US housing crisis, by turning abandoned homes into marijuana-growing houses.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports on the phenomenon from Las Vegas, Nevada.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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