City Council weighs rules for marijuana growing in homes

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By Ramsey Scott

Now that Littleton has banned retail sales of marijuana for a year, it’s turning its attention to building codes as they apply to growing marijuana in a home. 

Under Colorado’s voter-approved Amendment 64, residents can grow up to six marijuana plants in a locked, enclosed area in a home. 

Littleton is concerned that home-grow set-ups could pose a fire risk by overloading circuits with poorly set-up equipment. The city also wants to mitigate mold developing in grow rooms and marijuana odor becoming a nuisance for neighbors. 

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