DENVER — Colorado may ban collective marijuana growing under a bill that calls some patient-owned marijuana grows a “public nuisance.”
A bill up for its first hearing in a House committee Monday would ban co-op pot growing by setting a statewide limit of 12 marijuana plants per residential property.
The change would effectively force some medical marijuana patients to buy from a licensed grower instead of growing their own plants.
Supporters including Gov. John Hickenlooper say the change is needed to eliminate black-market pot growers.
Supporters say criminals are hiding under a Colorado law that allows medical marijuana patients to have as many pot plants as their doctor recommends, then selling that pot on the black market. [Read more at Denver Post]