Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« Riduck | The Unveiling »

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How Much Pot Can You Grow?

posted by on July 1 at 18:27 PM

Thatís the question folks have been asking since 1998, when Washington voters passed a medical-marijuana initiative. Hereís the problem: The law only says patients with a doctorís authorization can have a “60-day supply.” But some cops claim they donít know which patients are growing in compliance with the law and which ones are abusing it. So in places like Kent, police have arrested parents and taken away their children even though they had the right paperwork.

But now, according to an email that arrived in my inbox about an hour ago, the state Department of Health has issued draft guidelines that are easy for patients to follow and for cops to understand. (The guidelines are required under a controversial bill passed by the legislature on the 2007.) A 60-day supply under the guidelines would be 18 immature plants, 6 mature plants, and 24 ounces of ready-to-use pot.

The Dept of Health had recommended more, but withdrew the recommendation after Gov. Gregoire balked. Hereís a visual of the current recommendation:

18 little ones like these:

pot_seedlings.jpg

Six of these:

pot_plant.jpg

And 24 of these:

bag_of_pot.jpg

Before itís set in stoned, the Dept. of Health is providing a public-comment period, and a hearing next month in Tumwater, of all places.

RSS icon Comments

1

I don't know if it's even possible for one person to smoke 24 ounces of pot in six months. That is a lot of fucking weed.

Posted by Brian | July 1, 2008 6:42 PM
2

Don't hate on Scumwater!

Posted by StrangerDanger | July 1, 2008 6:45 PM
3

I am so glad that I have a stash after seeing these pics.

BRB!

Posted by Non | July 1, 2008 7:22 PM
4

My lungs hurt looking at that much weed.

Posted by JR | July 1, 2008 7:32 PM
5

Wait, wait, wait! I read that as 18 immature plants, or 6 mature plants, or 24 ounces of ready-to-use pot, your choice of one of those three. But its 18 immature plants, 6 mature plants, and 24 ounces of ready-to-use pot TOTAL? Damn, nobody's got the glauc that bad!

Posted by yucca flower | July 1, 2008 7:41 PM
6

i'd hit that shit so hard.

Posted by chet | July 1, 2008 7:58 PM
7

@1: that's sixty DAYS, son.

that's a 1/2 oz./day.

so, you're right, but it's even worse than you thought.

Posted by maxsolomon@home | July 1, 2008 9:00 PM
8

I like that the Department of Health was calling for more. A bowl is what, about 1/40 an ounce (for a big bowl)? So at 1/2 ounce a day that's 10 good sized bowls. And the fucking department of health was like, nope that's not enough.

Posted by Giffy | July 1, 2008 9:46 PM
9

Just judging by those pictures, it seems like 18 immature plants don't even come close to the same yield as a single mature plant.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 1, 2008 10:28 PM
10

@9 That is an And not an Or that means you get the little ones and the big ones

Posted by vooodooo84 | July 1, 2008 11:21 PM
11

One of the reasons it is that much is because many patients can't smoke for whatever reason, so they need to turn it into food, which means using much more of the drug.

Posted by NaFun | July 2, 2008 8:17 AM
12

Also, check out this article about mushrooms:

Study shows "Spiritual" effects of mushrooms last a year

Posted by Greg | July 2, 2008 8:34 AM
13

Okay. So I went and read the draft rule. Why does the definition of "useable marijuana" include the leaves? I thought those weren't usable.

Posted by Greg | July 2, 2008 8:39 AM
14

1 pack cigs for sixty days comes out to be 4.4lbs, and Dom should have removed himself from this since he helped get this number and did not help out the patients here!

Posted by Dale | July 2, 2008 9:39 AM
15

How Much Pot Can You Grow?

Sounds like a challenge to me.

Posted by Andy | July 2, 2008 9:47 AM
16

@11 good point. And for the ones who can smoke, I hope to God they're using a vaporizer, because inhaling that much smoke on a daily basis would be hell on the lungs.

Posted by Hernandez | July 2, 2008 10:19 AM
17

It's been said before, that's a shit load of weed (don't tell the cops)!

Posted by elswinger | July 2, 2008 11:39 AM
18

#8 WTF? Are you using a cereal bowl to smoke pot? You should get 10 bowls out of an 8th. MAYBE a quarter.

Posted by elswinger | July 2, 2008 6:39 PM

Comments Closed

Comments are closed on this post.