Master Gardeners Will Help Pot Your Plants, But Not Plant Your Pot
SPOKANE, Wash. – Master gardeners can tell you how to grow the perfect tomato, but don't ask them how to grow a healthy marijuana plant.
Despite Washington State legalizing marijuana, master gardeners and extension agents have been told not to instruct people on the best way to grow it.
That's leaving some would-be marijuana gardeners looking to the private sector for help raising the temperamental plant.
In Colorado, where voters in the fall also legalized marijuana, classes are popping up as people seek help growing their own pot. Students run from baby boomers who haven't grown marijuana since the 1960s to young entrepreneurs who want to become professional pot growers.
Marijuana, nicknamed "Weed," doesn't grow like one. A healthy, productive marijuana plant requires particular growing conditions.