On Wednesday, NORML and Washington NORML both submitted public comment to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) in support of the regulatory body drafting model legislation to allow the lawful home cultivation of marijuana for personal use.
NORML Board Member and Travel Writer Rick Steves submitted:
NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano wrote:
Legislation enacted in 2017 directed the WSLCB to “conduct a study of regulatory options for the legalization of marijuana plant possession and cultivation by recreational marijuana users.” The study must take into account the “Cole Memo,” issued by the United State Department of Justice in 2013, which outlines the federal government’s enforcement priorities in states where medical or recreational marijuana has been legalized or decriminalized. The study and recommendations are due to the Legislature on Dec. 1, 2017.
Media hits surround NORML’s involvement in this area includes:
- Washington considers the sticky politics of homegrown pot – The Seattle Times
- Will Washingtonians be able to grow their own weed? – The Redmond Reporter
- The State Gets an Earful on Legalization Home-Grown Marijuana – Herald Net
Public comment closes on October 11, 2017. If you are a Washington State resident, you can easily submit written comments by clicking HERE.
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