Article by Mike Adams, Merry Jane
Colorado lawmakers are pushing to restrict the number of cannabis plants cultivated at home for personal use.
According to the Associated Press, a House committee approved a measure on Monday in a vote of 11-to-2 intended to inflict a 12 plant limit on home grows in residential areas.
Presently, Colorado law allows medical marijuana patients to cultivate as many as 99 plants, while giving the recreational sector the freedom to grow up to six plants on personal property.
However, some of the gray areas of the law have reportedly allowed for an influx of organized crime – weed is being grown legally and then sold on the black market.
Some local jurisdictions already have a 12-plant limit in residential areas, but Colorado’s governing forces want to bring this concept to the state level to discourage cartel activity.
Governor John Hickenlooper said last year that the state’s gray marijuana market was causing a legal conundrum. Calling the situation a “clear and present danger” he suggested that action would be taken during the 2017 legislative session to reduce the opportunities for drug dealers.