Reader: Marijuana-grow-danger study actually an argument for legalization

Last week, we spoke with the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area's Tom Gorman, who defended a study purporting to show the dangers of marijuana grows. But after reading about mold and more at the thirty grows analyzed, one reader saw the data as an argument for pot legalization, not against it.

nemopunk15 writes:

In my mind this study is a huge boost for the Legalization argument.

Q:Why are people who have no idea what they are doing trying to grow Marijuana in their basement?

A: Because its illegal. or because they just got their medical card and have never even thought about growing a plant indoors before.

Legalization is the only thing that gets Marijuana out of the basements and out in the fields and green houses where it belongs. Notice how they had no examples of a large regulated medical grow with mold problems? i did.

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If you're growing cannabis and producing mold, you're just not doing it right.

RobertChase topcommenter

nemopunk15 is right that to the extent that mold from indoor grows represents a threat to health (which has not been established by the CDIA or its pet researcher), it is another reason to legalize cannabis.  Amendment 64 will permit the cultivation of small amounts of cannabis in secure, private greenhouses, which will both move cultivation for personal use outside houses and use sunlight in place of artificial illumination powered by fossil fuels.  As for the inadequacy of six plants, especially if grown under exclusively natural illumination, that will be more reason to continue to work to overturn Prohibition after November.  I would rather legalize the cultivation of six plants than the cultivation of no plants, so I will be voting for Amendment 64!

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