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“I think having a plant lying around is not a huge danger, but what is more concerning is obviously edibles that are made to look like candy or desserts. We’ve learned from Colorado that we need child-proof packaging. We need to not allow products to mimic a candy,” said Kaltenbach.

Possession and growth of cannabis will only be legal for individuals 21 and older. In order to reduce the risk of minors using cannabis, Kaltenbach states that New Mexico needs to focus on education about responsible adult use and growth of cannabis at home.

Adult-use cannabis will be legal in New Mexico at the end of June, but sales are not expected to begin until next Spring.

As marijuana can be packaged in many forms, Kaltenbach says there’s a need for child-proof packaging.

“I think there are multiple ways that it can benefit residents. For one, individuals who are low income can grow the plants at home, just like currently medical cannabis patients can. We obviously live in a very rural state, so folks that can’t drive hundreds of miles to get to the nearest retailer might choose to grow plants at home,” said Kaltenbach.

We need to educate New Mexicans on what is responsible adult use of cannabis. We advocate that if people are going to be growing, then they grow in a secure, locked area. Just like if you had a firearm – you wouldn’t want your toddler or child having access. We need to educate folks who will be participating in this new industry,” said Kaltenbach.

There’s a cap on the number of plants that individuals can grow. For example, you can’t have more than six mature plants and six immature plants. If there are multiple adults that live in one household, you cannot have more than twelve mature and twelve immature plants,” said Kaltenbach.

“I don’t think that there will be any economic impact on local dispensaries at all. I think a small number of people will choose to grow their own, but it’s not going to be an impact for the industry from an economic perspective,” said Kaltenbach.

The state will also allow New Mexico residents to grow cannabis at home. Emily Kaltenbach of the Drug Policy Alliance says this is a key benefit of the law.

Katz said, in general, enforcement of home cultivation regulations will likely stem from complaints.

That’s an area the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) has asked lawmakers to clarify in the future.

Katz said, to be in compliance, they needs to be out of public view and out of reach of children. Plus, each plant needs to be labelled with the owners name, state identification number and a disclaimer that they are for personal use only.

“People have to read the fine print”

“It can burn down houses and apartment buildings, between the lights and dehumidifiers needed to run all of this, it pulls a lot of power,” Anderson said. “That’s I think another reason the state of Virginia didn’t go huge. Four plants is plenty. It makes it so people can do it safely.”

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC)- Starting July 1, Virginians will be able to legally grow up to four marijuana plants per household.

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“Those dynamics have created essentially a vacuum. It will drive people who wish to possess marijuana to street level drug dealers,” Katz said.

According to Jenn Michelle Pedini, the executive director of Virginia NORML, adults can gift seeds and other marijuana products to each other in certain circumstances, as long as no money changes hands.