Empty Las Vegas homes used as pot houses

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

    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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