Washington lawmakers propose allowing pot growing at home

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow anyone 21 years old or older to grow as many as six marijuana plants at home.

The bill was proposed Thursday by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, in the Senate and Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, in the house.

The Seattle Times reports the measure would also allow people to legally share the pot they grow and to possess up to eight ounces, which is seven more than the current recreational limit.

The proposal was part of another bill earlier this year that lost momentum when lawmakers turned their attention to a competing proposal by Ann Rivers, R-La Center, to overhaul the marijuana market.

Kohl-Welles attempted to amend that bill with a home-growing provision but did not get enough votes.

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12 comments

  • dg54321

    Awesome, I hope this goes through. The way it is now will never work and will never be profitable for those companies because it’s too expensive to buy with all the taxes.

      • dg54321

        Huh, I haven’t stepped foot in one since they opened, but that one in Pierce County isn’t too far from me. Might have to check it out before the county shuts them down.

      • Shaleanon

        The Problem Is That Street Price Is As Low As $140, And Averages At $180-200 Per Oz, With The Taxes, The Government Cannot Compete Pricewise

    • Loren

      Most people have no clue how much work and knowledge goes into growing a healthy cannabis plant. 99% of people aren’t going to start growing over night, and probably over half that do will fail to produce anything even close to what is available in the pot stores. Colorado, Alaska and DC all allow home grows. I don’t think there are numbers for DC and Alaska yet, but Colorado still made a lot in taxes. We won’t lose much revenue at all.

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