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State Bill Could Allow Recreational Growing of Marijuana

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WASHINGTON STATE -- A new bill proposed in both the state house and the state senate would allow residents to grow their own legal marijuana plants. 

It might surprise you but even though recreational use of marijuana is legal, the recreational growing of the plant, is not. 

For some unexplained reason, lawmakers left that out of I-502. Now there is a bill in both the state senate and the state house that would allow people over the age of 21 to grow up to six marijuana plants, possess up to 8 ounces of pot, and donate up to one ounce to another adult without penalty. 

We talked to state representative Brian Blake on the phone Thursday afternoon about the new bill. 

"I think this just extends that Washington tradition allowing for those that want, to to take care of themselves," Rep. Blake said. 

We took to our Facebook page to ask your opinion and here's what some of you had to say. Isabella Hurd thinks it's a good idea, if you can brew your beers, grow your own food why can't you grow your own plants it's not much different.

Atma Adnuur says they wouldn't care if people would grow it and use it responsibly but unfortunately that's not the case.

And finally David Knopf says, 6 is not enough, why limit it let people grow all they can smoke.

What do you think? Head to our Facebook page and share your opinion.