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Illinois to go legal Cannabis with 5 plant personal grows allowed

Maritimer

Active Member
As Gomer Pyle would say "Suprise,suprise,suprise" Illinois has jumped ahead of middle America with one of first programs swapping opium prescriptions for Med Cannabis now the new Gov has kept a campaign promise of making herb legal. He is tossing a 5 plant cap on home grows but as we know 5 plants can do the job if grown with Love. Not used to these politicians remembering campaign promises much less keeping good on them. Law will change Jan 1st. if Dem Governor's proposal passes. Dems are in control of votes to easily pass the new law.
 

Maritimer

Active Member
They knocked down legal 5 plant grows to only folks in their medical cannabis program can grow at home. The rest of us will be forced to use the tax and play dispensaries. Not trying to be a putz but that is a bummer to us poor folk who may not be qualified for the programs admission criteria. What is really tossing around in my tempered joy is the thought that the only reason this is happening is for tax revenue. Not because it is the right thing to do by its citizens. Sorry, I might be whinning now.
 

Randar

Member
They knocked down legal 5 plant grows to only folks in their medical cannabis program can grow at home. The rest of us will be forced to use the tax and play dispensaries. Not trying to be a putz but that is a bummer to us poor folk who may not be qualified for the programs admission criteria. What is really tossing around in my tempered joy is the thought that the only reason this is happening is for tax revenue. Not because it is the right thing to do by its citizens. Sorry, I might be whinning now.
I don’t think it was a tax revenue reason. From what I witnessed, the Sheriff’s Association was against home grow because it was too hard to police. The Senate compromised and the police still came out in opposition (surprise, surprise).

However, I’m certain homegrown will be legalized down the road and I’d rather have no home grow but legalization than nothing at all.
 

Randar

Member
It’s funny, the police always say they don’t make the laws, they just enforce them. The government should start reminding them of that when they try to stick their noses into the legislative process.
 

Maritimer

Active Member
I don’t think it was a tax revenue reason. From what I witnessed, the Sheriff’s Association was against home grow because it was too hard to police. The Senate compromised and the police still came out in opposition (surprise, surprise).

However, I’m certain homegrown will be legalized down the road and I’d rather have no home grow but legalization than nothing at all.
I was meaning Illinois legalized herb for money, not that home grow stipulations were because of the dollars. Happy all the same that the law passed. Thanks for your update on the civil penalty for HG. Your assessment that the penalty is no deterrent I agree.
LMAO my younger bro spent a ton o money moving to Colorado to live in freedom. I told him the state of Illinois was broke and this would happen. I had no idea when, but the writing was on the wall.
 

HermanMonster

New Member
Somebody needed to tell cops if homegrow was legalized they wouldnt have to worry about enforcing. $200 civil infraction is a lot better though than misdemeanor. And this will be hopefully be rarely enforced. Not a lawyer but how can they justify creating a class of citizens allowed to grow 5 plants while others would be subject to punishment for doing the same?
Also the pols are all excited about the new money but why did they limit non residents to 15 grams? If they want to raise money sell the non residents all they want! Its almost like the law was written by people unattached to reality.
 

Barney86

Well-Known Member
5 plants is plenty mate.
Indoors that's 5lbs if you can afford the leccy bill.
Outdoors in decent sun it could get you half your body weight....if you can afford the security fence, cameras, couple snipers and the odd German Shepheard. Maybe a tank or 2 and some landmines. Few machine gun drones and decent pharmaceutical to calm your nerves with having 25 kilos in your back garden lol.

I'd be buzzin if we were allowed 5 plants!
I'm UK though. Too much health and safety here for it to just be made legal.
It would require liscencess, visits from safety professionals, visits from regulatory authorities, specialist insurance policies.
They'd make it so we couldn't afford to grow at home with red tape and legalize on a commercial basis with rights given exclusively to" gh pharma"
It's already legal for them and they've been producing hundreds of tons In the UK every year since somewhere around 2000.
We've always been and still are the world's biggest supplier of medicinal marijuana as far as I know but still illegal to grow it as if it's for medicinal.use then it's technically "tax avoidance"

I'm in Scotland where it might get legalized like you guys have it if we go indipendent. Would be as I've stated though. Wouldn't be allowed much but we'd get it.
with England in charge though there's no chance sadly . There's is a different legal system and different country altogether.
Scottish police literally don't give a fuck about it. It's still illegal but they officially stated a couple years ago that it was wasting too much of their time so they were stopping charges for possession of "personal use" amounts.
And unofficially, unless the judge has a personal grievance with it. Which most of them don't. Then for 2-4 plants in a square metre with 600w is usually around a £350 fine and telling off.
Well worth it for a pound of bush.
350 the first time you get caught.
Maybe a grand the next time.
Then you'll get a hundred hours unpaid work.
Then you'll get 300 hours unpaid work and some bullshit fine that probably be a few grand.

As long as your record is clean and your not doing more than a few in a square metre there's zero chance of jail time. were much better off risking the fines than we are fighting for legalisation.
I do punt a bit so I'm at risk of jail. Dealing is a bit more illegal but for guys who genuinely grow just a few plants for themselves it's safe as fuck :)
5 plants Is 2-3oz every 2-3 weeks in that set up with staggered autos.

HOLY FUCK!!

THE PENNY JUST DROPPED!!

I GET IT NOW!!!!!

that's really just not enough for a medicinal user!
I'm a smoker but I work full time and have a family so the thought of smoking an oz a week to me is mental. Can't be done.

An oz of weed generally makes like a quarter at very best of pure meds amd that's like 2 or 3 days supply for some folks.
Fickin hell. Wooooaaahhhh.... total moment of realisation like. Just changed my entire perspective on the subject.
 

TorturedSoul

Member of the Month: May 2009, Oct 2010, Sept 2017
I always wanted to try medicinal dispensary marijuana.
It's like home-grown, only a whole lot more expensive than the $25 to $35 per ounce it costs to grow your own, lol. And you'll probably have about .05% of the selection that you'd have if you decided to pay a virtual visit to a seedbank or two. . . .
 

Barney86

Well-Known Member
Howu
It's like home-grown, only a whole lot more expensive than the $25 to $35 per ounce it costs to grow your own, lol. And you'll probably have about .05% of the selection that you'd have if you decided to pay a virtual visit to a seedbank or two. . . .
get £30 per gram round here for anything you call medicinal or say is from cali. It's really weird. People actually jump through hoops to pay 500 an oz just cos you've said it's medicinal. And that's stoners I'm talking about. Not people that actually use it medicinally. Just idiots that think expensive means better and they're always happy to pay it. I don't get it like. If someone tried to charge me that I'd slap them but people genuinely want to pay through the teeth for it these days. Easier to punt it at 500 an oz and everyone think they're getting a bargain from cali than it is to go out at 240 and everyone think in they're being over charged for British weed.
Not a single person has even noticed that it's hydro and not organic. It's insanity.
 
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