Colorado plans crackdown on home pot growers

DENVER (AP) – Colorado is hoping to preserve its marijuana law under the next president. So the governor is calling for a slate of legislation designed to crack down on pot that is grown legally but then sold on the black market.

The goal is to cut down on complaints that Colorado has created a thriving network of illegal growers because its plant limits are so high. Colorado allows medical pot patients to grow up to 99 plants, far beyond other marijuana states.

Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to limit in-home growing to 12 plants and place new requirements on people who grow medical pot.

But patient advocates say the extra paperwork isn’t necessary and that limits set to take effect in January should be given time to root out the black market.

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