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Regulating Personal Medical Marijuana Growers

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PASCO, WA- With an increase in crime related to outdoor medical marijuana plants we talked with the Washington Board of Health about rules and regulations for growers. 

According to the Washington Board of Health Policy Council, Kristi Weeks, she told us, "no see, no smell, no more than 15 plants in a single housing unit, regardless of how many patients or designated providers or caregivers live in a single housing unit, no more than 15 plants can be grown in that housing unit". 

Brian Smith, with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board told us regulations are stricter with recreational growing, "you can't be viewed from the public, they have to have an eight foot fence, security and alarms including video cameras, all that stuff". 

Weeks told us they will be adding to the regulations for personal medical marijuana growers in the next couple of months and those will be set in place come January 1, 2016. As for protecting your plants, for now, they are treated like any other property when it comes to burglary. 

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