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Proposed bill would allow Washington residents to grow own pot

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A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo on June 22, 2016 in Oakland, California. Policy makers and innovators gathered for the three-day long Cannabis Business Summit & Expo. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OLYMPIA — A bill introduced in the state Legislature would allow Washington residents to grow personal use marijuana plants in their home.

The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Sherry Appleton (D-Poulsbo), authorizes the production of personal use recreational marijuana plants for anyone 21 years old or older.

Residents would be able to grow up to six plants as long as less than 24 ounces of “usable marijuana is harvested,” the bill states.

In houses with more than one adult, no more than 12 plants and 48 ounces of usable marijuana would be permissible.

The bill would amend Washington's recreational marijuana law, which currently does not permit home growth. According to the marijuana advocacy group NORML, Washington is the only state which allows for recreational usage that doesn't give users the option of growing their own plants.