After having her last regressive idea, the banning of outdoor marijuana consumption on private property, killed like a rabid dog – Jeannie Robb is at it again. According to Forbes.com, the Denver city Council, which on Monday shot down the idea of trying to stop people from smoking weed on their own private property – regardless of how visible it is by the public – is now germinating limits on home cultivation. Her newest idea is a slap in the face to all who voted for amendment 64, by capping the number of marijuana plants that can be cultivated at any household to 12 – despite the number of adults which may reside there.
Conversely, Amendment 64 permits all state residents over the age of 21 to cultivate up to six cannabis plants, “notwithstanding any other provision of law.” It clearly states that doing so “shall not be an offense under Colorado law or the law of any locality,” provided “the growing takes place in an enclosed, lock space, is not conducted openly or publicly, and is not made available for sale.” As Amendment 64 was passed and is now part of Colorado’s state Constitution, it seems unlikely Rob’s brain-dead proposal would hold up in a court of law.
Regurgitating the mindless new aged reefer madness, Rob’s recent epiphany for a 12-plant-per-household limit, are the same tired talking points spewed by the anti-marijuana group, Smart Colorado, which seems pretty dumb.
“The police are very worried about the homegrows and the problems they could cause,” she told the Denver Post. Specifically, she claims to be worried about “fires, pesticide use, the mold, structural damage, children who might be living in these areas, and THC on surface areas.”
Wait…what – THC on surface areas?
She seems to have the idea that marijuana is equivalent to crystal meth – well, it’s not. Regardless of what Smart Colorado, or the highly educated councilwoman understands about the cultivation process, THC is a sticky, resinous substance that is not vomited back into the environment, polluting all around it.
More concisely, any supposed safety concerns Ms. Robb might have about growing 12 plants, would equally apply to 15, or 20 pot plants. Whatever the real issues that may exist can be handled without capriciously contradicting Colorado voters or their new constitutional freedoms.