Four Things You Can Do To Help Legalize Home Growing In Washington


By Bailey Hirschburg, Legislative Associate, Washington NORML PAC House Bill 1212, in the Washington state house, would legalize personal cultivation of up to six marijuana plants, keep as much as 24 harvested ounces in the home. It defelonizes sharing or gifting of marijuana up to one ounce, and allows patients/adults to have their harvested marijuana tested Read the full article…

Grow-less In Seattle: A Tale Of Two Home Growing Bills

Home grow is a good thing

By Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: If you’ve been following legalization in Washington,  you probably know that we’re the only one of the eight legal states (plus the District of Columbia) that does not allow adults to grow their own cannabis at home. Initiative 502′s authors decided to drop home grow, in an effort to broaden its appeal. Washington’s initiative Read the full article…

How Many Legal Marijuana States Are There, Really? Radical Russ Shows Us

25 legal states sorta infograph

We like to keep count in the cannabis community.  We like to gather in groups and exchange the latest market statistics, popular opinion poll or ballot results.  One of the most basic statistics is legality, so you’d think we had a handle on that one.  Just how many “legal marijuana states” are there? As Bill Clinton Read the full article…

D.C. State Fair Features Marijuana Growing Contest

The D.C. State Fair is meant to showcase the culinary, artistic and agricultural talents of the District.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: For the first time, the D.C. State Fair included a marijuana growing contest. Participants in the pot-growing contest were judged on appearance, odor and touch, including whether the stem is sticky and whether it bends or snaps. Possession of small amounts of marijuana was legalized in the District earlier this year. People are permitted to Read the full article…

The Opening Bell Sounds For The Oregon Marijuana Market

The Cannabis Creative Conference was new and different and the estimated attendance was twice what was expected.

By Tony Gallo OREGON:  On July 1, Oregon became the fourth state to legalize marijuana use, enabling adults to legally possess and grow limited amounts of cannabis for personal use. (Recreational sales begin October 1.) With the legalization, and even before, the industry in Oregon was ramping up to grow, and in the spirit of Read the full article…

Hundreds Celebrate Marijuana’s New Legal Status In Oregon

Oregon goes legal

OREGON: The smoke rose in bursts from the crowd and mingled in a hazy cloud. Those who weren’t too busy inhaling cheered when midnight struck. It was July 1 and recreational marijuana had just become legal in Oregon. “This is history in the making,” said Leeyah Pham of Portland as her friends took turns at a marijuana pipe. Hundreds Read the full article…

Oregon: Midnight Tonight — Law Takes Effect Permitting Adults To Consume Cannabis

Fifty-six percent of state voters approved Measure 91 in November, which allows those over the age of 21 to legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis and/or to engage in the non-commercial cultivation of up to four marijuana plants (yielding up to eight ounces of marijuana).

OREGON: Legislation takes effect at midnight tonight permitting adults to possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use. Fifty-six percent of state voters approved Measure 91 in November, which allows those over the age of 21 to legally possess up to one ounce of cannabis and/or to engage in the non-commercial cultivation of up to four marijuana plants (yielding up to Read the full article…

Scotts Jumps Into The Marijuana Market With Deal For Hydroponics Company

OHIO: Hawthorne Gardening Co., a Scotts subsidiary formed in October, purchased General Hydroponics Inc. and Bio-Organic Solutions Inc.

OHIO: The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. offshoot that targets young, urban gardeners has acquired a Santa Rosa, California-based hydroponics company popular with marijuana growers. Hawthorne Gardening Co., a Scotts subsidiary formed in October, purchased General Hydroponics Inc. and Bio-Organic Solutions Inc. Terms were not disclosed, but the acquisition should position the company in the growing marijuana market.

New Bills Introduced Would Allow Personal Marijuana Home Grows

This bill would protect patients as well as recreational users,” said Kohl-Welles. “It also would create a bright line for law enforcement officers so that they could easily assess how many plants are growing in a residence, check for age and quickly decide if the operation is legal without hassling residents.”

WASHINGTON:  Two bills introduced Thursday would allow people at least 21 years old to grow up to six marijuana plants for personal use. Senate Bill 6083, sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, and House Bill 2196, sponsored by Rep. Brian Blake, would allow only one home grow per residence, and anyone who grows marijuana for personal use Read the full article…

Homegrown, Gourmet Pot On The Rise In Mexico

Just as seeds increasingly are crossing borders, wider acceptance abroad is reshaping attitudes in Mexico.

MEXICO:  Once upon a time, Mexican marijuana was the gold standard for U.S. pot smokers. But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, aficionados here are looking to the United States and Europe for the good stuff. Instead of Acapulco Gold, Mexican smokers want strains like Liberty Haze and Moby Dick — Read the full article…