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Lacking Options, Marijuana Home Growers on the Rise in Massachusetts

FOXBOROUGH – At Harvest Moon Hydroponics, a shiny tent in the window holds everything a budding indoor gardener might need.

Dangling from the top, a fluorescent light fixture shines down on a collection of young plants. An instrument lying on the floor measures the temperature and humidity. A small fan whirs away in the corner, generating a light breeze, and an air filter stands ready to scrub away any unwanted odors.

Shop owner Aaron Voog said the kit, which retails for several hundred dollars, has been a popular item since November, when voters in Massachusetts overwhelmingly passed a ballot measure that legalizes marijuana for recreational use.

Under the new law, which took effect Dec. 15, residents are permitted to possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana within their homes, and to grow six marijuana plants for personal use. The total number of plants allowed within a single residence is capped at 12.

The law also paves the way for recreational pot shops to open in the Bay State, though it will likely be more than a year before commercial sales begin. Lawmakers voted last week to push back the starting date to July 1, 2018. [Read more at Wicked Local]

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