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By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA News Service 

Lawmakers consider a grow-your-own recreational marijuana bill

1% reduction in marijuana bud sales could cost state $2 million in revenues

Series: WNPA | Story 17

Last updated 2/11/2020 at 11:05pm

People may be allowed to grow up to six of their own cannabis plants and up to 15 plants per household if the Legislature passes House Bill 1131 or its companion, Senate Bill 5155.

Under current law, people can obtain prescriptions for medical marijuana to grow up to 15 plants at home. But the proposed bills, sponsored by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen in the house and Sen. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla-Walla in the Senate, would extend similar home-grow ability to recreational users.

According to a House Appropriations Committee staff report, retail cannabis sales in the fiscal year of 2019 produ...

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