Biography/Memoir

Marijuana companies urged Governor to ban… home cultivation, document shows. [are cannabis/psilocybin companies doing the same, now?]

Home growing—seen by many as a commonsense policy that ensures access to cannabis for individuals who can’t afford retail prices, live too far from a dispensary or just want to flex their green thumbs—

[And] has been a feature of almost all legal adult-use marijuana systems operating in the U.S., with the exception of Washington State’s. However, a chapter titled “The Fallacy of Home Grow” makes very specific—and, in the eyes of advocates, misleading—arguments against allowing marijuana cultivation for personal use. The group recognized that people want home cultivation because of “currently high prices of medical marijuana” or because they see it as an “individual civil liberty.” “From our perspective, it’s really hard to see any real reason—other than individual and corporate greed—to be against home cultivation at this point,” Erik Altieri, executive director of NORML, told Marijuana Moment in a phone interview. “There’s not a lot of rational concerns when it comes to allowing a limited amount of plants for an individual to grow at home.”

Original Article (Marijuana Moment):
Marijuana companies urged Governor to ban… home cultivation, document shows
Artwork Fair Use: Alan Rockefeller