Another interesting fact about the Eldridge Street pot farm: Downstairs was a children's day care center and next store was a middle school. According to the Daily News, the day care center started to pay "closer attention" to the entrepreneurial neighbors after a leak (possibly from the $1 million farm's special irrigation system). Brilliant. Police investigators told the Times that the farm looked like "an Amazon forest."
And in tangentially related news, charges of trespassing and child endangerment (something about taking pictures of a 9 year old girl) were dropped against Phish bassist Mike Gordon in HEMPstead, NY.