Submitted by Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger
In an advertisement on Craig’s List sure to test the boundaries of commercial free speech, a rural property owner has offered a house for sale or rent. Nothing unusual there. What makes it interesting is that the North Bend Washington property is touted for its marijuana growing propensities: “Green house is set up for specially growing Marijuana growing, flowers, veggies,” the ad read. “With the legal 45 plants at a time, you can easily grow over $125,000 in crop per summer and take the winters off or grow indoors during the winter.”
There’s even a wood shop to make your very own marijuana plant starter racks. Who could ask for more? The down side is that the ad may contain a little puffing (forgive the pun) as the King County (WA) Sheriff’s office notes there is no “magic number” to the amount of plants a person can grow under Washington’s Medical Marijuana Act. The Act provides a defense to a criminal charge of illegal growing of the stuff if done for persona medical reasons. 45 plants for medical reasons?
Sadly, the ad was pulled by those prigs at Craig’s List. What a case we could have had.
~Mark Esposito, Guest Blogger