Collective Gardens, Marijuana Reform's Only Real Achievement, Under Attack in Three Washington Cities

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Nestled in the tatters of what had once been a medical-marijuana reform bill--before Gov. Gregoire's veto pen got hold of it--is one shining achievement of progressive pot policy. Collective gardens are legal under the new law, meaning that up to 10 cannabis patients can grow up to 45 plants in a shared plot.

But now that one positive change in that state's marijuana policy is under attack in three cities.

Snohomish, Marysville, and Mukilteo have either passed moratoriums outlawing collective pot gardens, or are planning to soon, reports The Everett Herald.

"We don't want somebody to get a foothold in so they can be grandfathered in after we change the laws," Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine said.

The Herald also quotes Snohomish planning director Corbitt Loch as saying that the reason for the moratorium is so they can see how other Washington cities handle the new law.

We put a call in to him to see how much the federal crackdown on medical marijuana is playing a part in the decision.

We're guessing a lot.

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