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By Diane Sieker

Runaway cannabis industry reveals a slew of problems for landlords


Last updated 5/1/2018 at 11:30am

Diane Sieker

Modified ducting and scabbed-in extension cords are some of the modifications performed by illegal cannabis growers in a rental in Corona.

JAS Sholes thought she had found the perfect tenants. They seemed nice enough ¯ friendly and helpful. Rent was paid on time and Sholes felt no need to check on her ranch in rural unincorporated Riverside County any time during the four years they rented from her.

But she was wrong. The tenants hid various clumps of marijuana plants in several places all over the hilly 40 acres. The small cabin was destroyed and the property covered with trash. Used growing supplies and hundreds of holes where the plants had been cultivated were discovered. Intentional vandalism was done to the tiny histori...

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