State lawmakers in Colorado are pressing forward with a proposal that would limit marijuana cultivation on residential properties, capping the maximum number of plants at 12.
House committee members approved the measure 11-2 recently. If passed, this measure would reverse the country’s most generous allowance on in-home cannabis cultivation.
As it stands currently, Colorado’s recreational marijuana law allows medical marijuana patients to grow a maximum of 99 plants – way in excess of what other states allow. State law also gives a green light for recreational marijuana users to combine their six allotted marijuana plants into large co-ops. The result, lawmakers say, is that there are huge greenhouses where marijuana is grown, but neither tracked nor taxed. Continue reading