Marijuana growers steal more electricity, fewer plantations discovered

4,700 plantations were discovered and dismantled
Dutch News (Netherlands)
Monday, February 2, 2015

The amount of electricity stolen by marijuana growers rose by 5% last year but fewer plantations were discovered than in 2013, according to the Dutch electricity association Netbeheer Nederland. The organisation estimates marijuana plantations accounted for almost one billion kilowatt hours of electricity last year, almost as much as the city of The Hague. In total, 4,700 plantations were discovered and dismantled. (See also: More marijuana plantations found in central urban Netherlands)