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“but We Know For A Fact That People Are Pretending To Grow Medical Marijuana And Then Exporting It To Other States — Not One, Not Two, Many,” Hickenlooper Told The Cannabist.

Colorado may medical marijuana be the laboratory for testing adult-use marijuana regulations, but it doesn’t need to be the Wild West of cannabis legalization, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday. Hickenlooper signed two bills that aim to both clamp down on the black market and rein in regulations to close loopholes spurring “gray market” activity. “The whole point of legalizing marijuana is you don’t continue to have a black market,” Hickenlooper said. Related: See which 2017 Colorado marijuana and hemp bills became law Hickenlooper, who stood in the West foyer of the state Capitol and was surrounded by lawmakers and law enforcers, said the state’s previous home-grow limits of 99 plants for medical marijuana purposes effectively created “large-scale grow operations in people’s homes.” “So by setting a limit of 12 plants per home, I think we’re protecting neighborhoods from violence often associated with illegal drug trafficking,” he said during the public bill-signing ceremony. The 12-plant cap puts Colorado more in line with other states that have marijuana programs in place, and it also could hit at the heart of gray market activity, Hickenlooper said following the ceremony. “But we know for a fact that people are pretending to grow medical marijuana and then exporting it to other states — not one, not two, many,” Hickenlooper told The Cannabist. “So we’re trying to tighten that loophole up.” Colorado House OKs efforts to crack down on illegal marijuana Colorado’s Amendment 64 approved by voters in 2012 allows an adult age 21 and older to cultivate up to six marijuana plants, with a maximum of three in a mature, flowering state. A number of municipalities, including Denver, already have set caps on the number of plants allowed in a residence, regardless of how many adults live there.

To read more visit http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/06/08/colorado-marijuana-laws-home-grows-plant-counts-law-enforcement/81109/

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