S.F. police cracking down on marijuana grow houses


By Justin Berton
San Francisco Chronicle

SAN FRANCISCO — The influx of marijuana grow houses in the Sunset District is a "serious public safety issue," San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón said Wednesday as officials trumpeted the department's 36 raids in the residential neighborhood since January.

The crackdown is not directed at marijuana usage, Gascón said, but at "the level of danger associated with these homes" for people who live around them.

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