WA State Liquor Board Says Keep Home Grows For Medical Marijuana

“We’re all in agreement on home grows,” said Sharon Foster, chair of the three-member board. Board members today discussed changes they’d like to see to staff proposals, but did not take formal action.

WASHINGTON: Washington state Liquor Control Board members signaled today they will recommend to lawmakers that medical-marijuana patients be allowed to continue growing pot in their homes.

Board members would allow qualified patients, or designated providers, to grow up to six plants, three flowering and three non-flowering. A formal recommendation, expected at next week’s board meeting, would reverse a proposal by staff at three state departments — Health, Revenue and the Liquor Control Board (LCB) – to outlaw home growing.

That proposal was the most controversial of those made by the staff. In public comments about the proposals, keeping home grows was the most common request, made by 362 people. Advocates said home growing would provide patients with more affordable marijuana and rare strains, believed to have therapeutic qualities, that they might not find in dispensaries or new recreational retail stores.

“We’re all in agreement on home grows,” said Sharon Foster, chair of the three-member board. Board members today discussed changes they’d like to see to staff proposals, but did not take formal action.

Read full article @ Seattle Times

Comments

  1. Concerned Patient says

    The LCB is an administrative agency, they have NO right to make Legislative changes. We have 3 branches of Government and none are the “Administrative Branch” These people need to stop trying to regulate something they know nothing about. Obviously the 3 in veg and 3 in flower wont work. You have to take cuts and veg your plants to get them ready to flower. Say you had 3 mother plants 1 indica 1 sativa and 1 hybrid depending on what you need. Between runs you will have 9 plants! Simple math folks. and what about breeders that are breeding back the medicinal properties of certain strains i.e CBD’s CBG’s Terpine profiles. They won’t be able to do so. What about the RSO users that make cancer killing oils, unless you have a ton of room to make 3 monster plants you can not produce enough material to do a full 90 day regimen (60 grams). I think a REAL grower that grows for the patients (not a tree hustler) needs to be on this board and making recommendations on behalf of the patients!

  2. Dom says

    America. where politicians can get together in a back room and strip rights from patients that were voted into law by the people.

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