With so many states legalizing marijuana, both recreationally and medicinally, you'd think it's pretty safe to get involved in cannabis. But the truth is the DEA is always looking to shut down illegal grow operations in every state. Even in states with recreational marijuana, it's still illegal to grow marijuana without a state license, unless we're talking about only a small amount of cannabis. But are any states more dangerous to illegally grow marijuana in? Yes.
Here are the 10 states where it's most dangerous to grow marijuana, according to DEA statistics:
10. Wisconsin: 32,918 plants seized
9. Colorado: 41,833 plants seized
8. Indiana: 57,309 plants seized
7. Washington: 64,528 plants seized
6. Oregon: 66,662 plants seized
5. West Virginia: 123,971 plants seized
4. Tennessee: 128,147 plants seized
3. Texas: 338,058 plants seized
2. Kentucky: 552,326 plants seized
1. California: 3,777,937 plants seized
Obviously, it's not surprising that California had the most plants seized. But what is surprising is how much more plants were seized. More than 3 million more plants were seized in California than in any other state. That is a lot of marijuana!
Also, a lot of midwest states on the list. That makes sense, considering they're probably also states the highest in agricultural output overall, so it is just a logical place to grow marijuana as well.