Colorado drops greenhouse pot limit

Colorado has adopted new rules for marijuana growers to make sure they’re not growing more pot than they can legally sell.

The state backed off a divisive proposal to allow indoor warehouses to grow twice as many plants as greenhouses, 3,600 versus 1,800. The final rules allow the same number of plants at either facility.

The production rules are being revised because Colorado once limited pot-growers to the number of medical marijuana patients they served.

Colorado’s marijuana market is opening to new growers Wednesday, prompting a need for production caps that aren’t tied to a medical-marijuana patient count.

The state won’t necessarily produce more pot. Instead, commercial growers will need to prove they’re selling 85 percent of their inventory before getting permission to add plants.

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Online:

New rules: http://1.usa.gov/1yvXx49

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