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December 18, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Officials want to keep home grows for medical marijuana patients

The state Liquor Control Board recommended that home growing still be allowed for medical-marijuana patients, reversing an earlier proposal that inflamed activists and patients.

Board members, who are charged with implementing the state’s new recreational pot system, want to allow patients or designated caregivers to grow up to six plants at a time — three flowering and three non-flowering.

But some say that’s not enough. Ryan Day, who wants to grow a non-psychoactive strain for his son with severe epilepsy, said he may need at least double the six plants for a reliable supply.

In October, staff from the Liquor Control Board (LCB) and two other state agencies called for an end to medical home growing. That proposal drew more negative comments than any other by the three agencies.


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