Denver Council Limits Number Plants in a Residence
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Denver Council Limits Number Plants in a Residence
Posted by CN Staff on October 26, 2010 at 05:19:28 PT
By Christopher N. Osher, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- The Denver City Council, responding to complaints from homeowners, on Monday limited the number of medical-marijuana plants that can be grown in a residence to six per patient, with a limit of 12 per residence. The council on a 12-1 vote, with Doug Linkhart dissenting, passed the new restriction.The new rule was pushed by Councilwoman Jeanne Robb, who said the limits were needed to protect residential areas. She moved for the restrictions after a constituent living in Congress Park complained of a neighbor who had more than 60 medical-marijuana plants.
That constituent, Ed Thompson, 31, told the council that he tried without success to get his neighbor to stop a large-scale, marijuana-grow operation after Thompson's son was born earlier this year. The neighbor ignored his pleas, and the grow operation continued, attracting a steady stream of visitors.The city was only able to cite the neighbor after he admitted to selling some of his marijuana to commercial medical-marijuana dispensaries."I could smell the marijuana even when I was in my own home with the windows closed," Thompson told the council.Violators of the new restriction face a $150 fine on the first offense, a $500 fine for the second offense and a $999 fine on a third offense.Medical-marijuana advocates objected to the restrictions, saying it would make it harder for patients with debilitating diseases to find treatments that give them relief from excruciating pain. Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: Christopher N. Osher, The Denver PostPublished: October 26, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #7 posted by b4daylight on October 27, 2010 at 15:42:26 PT
equalize or marginalize
Well then it shouldn't be to hard to start regulating motor vehicles in Denver?
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Comment #6 posted by Storm Crow on October 27, 2010 at 12:04:02 PT
Many people are allergic to roses...
It is a medical fact that allergies can cause severe physical symptoms, or even death! Yet I hear no one demanding to ban roses, or limit their cultivation! All "the neighbors" are griping about is the possibility of an odor, not a real health issue! (FYI- several strains of cannabis can smell fruity, pine-like or spicy. Cannabis plants do not necessarily have a "skunky" smell any more. One breeder has put out a beautifully variegated, vanilla-scented cannabis, while another is working on a rose-scented strain.)And, personally, I really dislike the smell of tomato foliage, yet if my neighbor is growing several rows of them, I put up with the stench as part of being a good neighbor! I do not feel I have the right to limit what my neighbor grows in his yard unless there is a real health hazard.This plant limitation is just another way for "control freak" politicians to block your access to an amazing healing herb! Please educate yourself! Run a search for "Granny Storm Crow's MMJ Reference List" to access 100s of free MMJ studies and articles.   
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Comment #5 posted by sevenleaves on October 27, 2010 at 07:27:35 PT:
Who is Colorado protecting?
Is this law really necessary to protect homeowners? While I agree that there is little need for a single patient to have over 60 plants at a time, 6 plants is hardly sufficient to maintain treatment of severe chronic pain, HIV/AIDS, or someone dealing with terminal cancer. 1 mother + 3 clones only leave 2 plants to flower, and even with a plant that finishes early (45 days), that leaves very little medicine to last. This does not even consider the reality that some strains that are most effective for medical use can take up to 12 weeks to mature! So what does Colorado want to protect, the interest of it's patients, or the interest of the public (I call them sheeple, not people) that is still scared or the "devil weed"?
Boo's to you Colorado.
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Comment #4 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on October 27, 2010 at 02:06:19 PT
1 out of over half a million people complains...
...about the smell of 1 person possibly abusing his right to grow medical mj, and that's enough reason to severely limit the rights of all medical cannabis users?
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Comment #3 posted by DrDunkleosteus on October 26, 2010 at 23:29:46 PT:
Attn: Colorado
If you put legalization on the ballot, you will get my mental, physical, spiritual, and monetary support, just as it was given to California!States like my own home of Kentucky are not likely to see any reform from within, which is sad considering how much is grown here illegally and how good the conditions are for growing. Our only hope is to support those sates on the cusp of reform in any way we can. Get behind as many states as possible!
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on October 26, 2010 at 08:34:20 PT
Likely Colorado Midterm Voters Favor Marijuana 
Likely Colorado Midterm Voters Favor Marijuana Legalization, 46-43URL:
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on October 26, 2010 at 06:12:35 PT
South Dakota Medical Marijuana Article
Medical Marijuana – YES: Strict Measure Would Provide Needed ReliefPublished: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 South Dakota’s Initiated Measure 13 will allow severely ill people suffering from debilitating, painful diseases to work with their doctor and have another choice to bring them comfort and relief.URL:
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