Urban Gardeners: Meet the 'Nerds of Marijuana' - Brazil

The club growers challenge the reigning prohibition in Brazil for the right to grow their own gourmet marijuana at home

Marijuana appeared in the life of Marcelo at 17, in a crude pipe with three holes made from an apple . After a furtive relationship with grass and many fights with his family, he convinced his mother that it  was a good idea to plant it in the house . "I showed several documentaries and articles to my parents until they understood what is really cannabis and advantages of consuming my own production."

 "I'm so embarrassed to show these plants, if you came last week, they would be much more beautiful," he apologizes for nearly thirty feet of Cannabis sativa occupying two rooms of modest home in West St. Paul, adorned with lamps 600W, ventilation system and organic fertilizers. The 27-year-old designer is a grower, the name given to the cultivation enthusiasts.

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