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Friday, February 22, 2013

Holy Crap, Look at the Grow Room for Sale at the Seattle Home Show!

Posted by on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM

The Seattle Home Show is happening through this Sunday, February 24, at CenturyLink Exhibition Center. Three things pot people might like to know:

  1. There is tons of free candy down here. Every other booth is marketing to stoners with a bowl of miniature-sized goodies.

  2. Contractors are down with pot. If you need anything for a cannabis grow—electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry—local companies seem eager to earn your business. Many of them admitted to me to having recent experience on such jobs.

  3. Take home a medical-marijuana grow room. I was tickled to find one entrepreneur, Richard Montoure from Good to Grow, hawking grow tents with all the necessary components to get your ganja going. He says his reception by Home Show attendees has been great. Here's one of his ready-to-go grow rooms:

A grow tent at the Seattle Home Show
  • Ben Livingston
  • Grow tents at the Seattle Home Show raise no eyebrows now that pot is legal.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased online or at the door. Getting high first is recommended.

 

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rob! 1
Would be interesting to know what the local fire marshals think of that. Looks like there's probably a lot of foam insulation and aluminized mylar in there, and I'm guessing no automatic fire-suppression built in.

I'm all for regularization of pot as an item of commerce, but some specific electrical and fire-safety code upgrades would be nice to have in place, in advance, before grow-rooms become as popular as knotty-pine rec rooms were in the 1960s.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on February 22, 2013 at 1:07 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 2
Now that it's legal, why would you go to all the trouble and expense to set up a grow room in your basement, rather than just grow it in your back yard or a farm field?
Posted by Reverse Polarity on February 22, 2013 at 1:14 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
Are they baby-friendly?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 22, 2013 at 1:18 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
Whoa! I've lived a lot of years for this moment.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on February 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM · Report this
Akbar Fazil 5
@2, There is a serious gap of quality between an indoor and and outdoor grown cannabis.
Posted by Akbar Fazil on February 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM · Report this
Akbar Fazil 6
@2, There is a serious gap of quality between an indoor and an outdoor grown cannabis.
Posted by Akbar Fazil on February 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM · Report this
Sir Vic 7
@1 The risk of electrical fire comes mostly from overloaded circuits & sloppy wiring. That kind of thing is easy for a contractor to avoid. That foam insulation from our friends at InsulFoam isn't going to catch fire just from the hot lights.

@2 You clearly know nothing about marijuana or why people have greenhouses. Outdoor weed is hemp, not sticky icky.
Posted by Sir Vic on February 22, 2013 at 1:29 PM · Report this
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@2: Because backyard gardens can't control variables that result in the high-quality weed local consumers expect - things like lighting levels, watering, nutrients, humidity, temperature, and the schedule at which they're administered/change. Plus, things like basic security and pest control as well. Sure, you could just put a seed in the ground and probably smoke what grows up out of it, but it won't be anywhere near what you'd get in a dispensary or even a small home grow room like this.
Posted by Juris on February 22, 2013 at 1:54 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 9
Okay. For the sake of argument, I'll concede that you can probably grow better quality weed in a controlled environment. But for next to nothing, I can grow a pot plant in my back yard, even if it is somewhat inferior. It would cost thousands of dollars to purchase and install the pictured grow room, plus the ongoing electric bill from the grow lights.

Even the somewhat inferior pot I can grow almost for free in my back yard is still going to be 100x more potent than the weed I used to smoke in the 1970s.

I'll pass on the grow room. But I'm glad it makes others happy.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on February 22, 2013 at 2:22 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 10

PSEG is gonna love this...
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on February 22, 2013 at 2:25 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 11
Reverse Polarity, it is still illegal to grow it, and it will also continue to be illegal to grow it after the WSLCB releases the rules for 'how to legally grow it' in December.

Unless you are one of the lucky ones that attain ownership of what will very likely be a very expensive license from the State.

So no, you cannot now grow it in a pot in your backyard, nor can you grow it in a pre-fab grow room in your knotty-pine rec room (hah!). However, nobody needs to know about your hidden indoor grow-room in your knotty-pine rec room. But it's quite likely that, unless you live on a remote plot of land up in Darrington, some one of your neighbors or one of their nosy children will spot the one lone plant growing in that pot in your backyard.

It is not illegal to own a grow-room and it is far less likely that any pot you are growing in a hidden grow room will be discovered than if it were in a pot outside in your yard.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 22, 2013 at 3:19 PM · Report this
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@11. READ MORE. THINK HARDER!!! The grow tent is for MEDICAL USERS ... totally legal..
Posted by pupuguru http://www.godsweed.org on February 22, 2013 at 6:12 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 13
Pupuguru, yes, you are correct that medical patients are allowed to grow at home. So nothing would stop them from also legally owning a personal grow-room.

Nothing would stop anyone from owning a personal grow-room. They are not illegal. So what was your point?
Posted by Dr_Awesome on February 22, 2013 at 6:41 PM · Report this
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well, shit. I spent all afternoon at the Garden Show today and didn't see anything like that ...
Posted by green collar gay on February 22, 2013 at 8:28 PM · Report this
NaFun 15
@13 - weeeelllllll, yes and no. Federally it's likely drug paraphernalia - http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/uscode/21/13… - so it's illegal to offer them for sale or transport them interstate.

Under state law it's still technically drug paraphernalia as well and again illegal to offer for sale, likely even for medical patients. I-502 didn't change the state paraphernalia laws AFAIK. De facto legal but de jure illegal to sell, basically.
Posted by NaFun http://www.dancesafe.org on February 23, 2013 at 11:04 PM · Report this
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312,780,968 to 545
I'll never understand why those in our government do just the opposite of what the people want. It's been that way for some time now. More needs to be done to remind our "elected officials" of this.
Posted by Drooling_and_waiting on March 11, 2013 at 10:07 AM · Report this

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