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…

B.C. Patients Challenging Medical Marijuana Regime In Court

A lawyer representing four patients has launched a constitutional challenge, arguing the federal government violated patient rights when it attempted to ban home growing and instead move production to commercial operations.

CANADA:  A lawyer representing four patients has told a Federal Court judge that Canada‘s new rules governing medical marijuana are forcing them to choose between their health and their liberty. John Conroy launched a constitutional challenge on behalf of the patients, who argue the federal government violated their rights when it attempted to ban home Read the full article…

What You Need To Know Before You Grow Marijuana In Oregon

Starting July 1, 2015, Oregon households will be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants.

OREGON:  Business is brisk when it comes to selling marijuana clones. The plants, rooted clippings from mature plants, are the most common way Oregon medical marijuana patients interested in growing their own cannabis get their crop started. Starting July 1, 2015, households will be allowed to have up to four marijuana plants, a provision already generating Read the full article…

Marijuana Home-Growing Ban Mulled In Pueblo

Pueblo city planners are drafting an ordinance to require pot-growers to move plants out of homes and apartments and into a detached building.

COLORADO:  Pueblo is considering banning the growing of marijuana at home. Colorado’s marijuana law allows adults over 21 to grow up to six plants in an “enclosed, locked space.” But the law doesn’t say that space has to be at home, and Pueblo city planners are drafting an ordinance to require pot-growers to move plants Read the full article…

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 Read the full article…