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As GM braces for bankruptcy and the stock market continues to putter along, there’s at least one economy that is growing: hydroponic weed. The NY Post reports that “homegrown marijuana operations have soared by 60 percent” with the DEA destroying at least five perfectly good indoor farms in the NYC area. Unlike many of America’s other failed industries, cultivating premo bud is a “lucrative business” according to one DEA official with pounds selling upwards of $5,000 despite the budding financial crisis. Unlike other states that are moving towards taxing and regulating the ganja trade, NY is still way behind the times, just recently shedding its Rockefeller drug laws. |NYP|