Washington state looks at options for personal pot grows

While adults in Washington can buy recreational marijuana from scores of stores, it remains illegal to grow your own without a medical card.

But now the state is investigating options that could allow such grows.

Opponents say home grows would be difficult to regulate and would decrease retail sales, which, in turn, would reduce state revenues.

But supporters note that Washington is the only one of eight states allowing recreational marijuana sales that doesn’t allow residents to grow their own plants. Allowing home grows, they say, is simply the next logical step.

Under orders from the Legislature, the state Liquor and Cannabis Board is conducting a survey with three potential options allowing home grows.

“Ultimately, we’ll take the feedback from the public, other states — we’re meeting with people in the industry and just had a meeting from the Association of Washington Cities earlier this week — and present it...

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