Popular tool to fight grow-ops starts to get push-back

For those who haven’t seen the coverage so far, there’s been a series of stories percolating out of Mission after some residents there got irate about being charged $5,000-plus for property inspections by the city when they were suspected of running grow-ops.

As it turned out, some of them weren’t — just had problems with their hot-tub wiring or were growing cucumbers, not marijuana, indoors, but they had to pay the inspection fees anyways.

Now, they’re fighting back. This could have wider implications if they are successful in beating this, since many municipalities have turned to this tool as a way of fighting grow-ops.

Robert Matas at the Globe took a bigger picture look at this story today.

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