Pardon me if this sounds ungrateful, but what the hell are state regulators thinking?
Voters didn't declare a new war on medical cannabis growers when they passed Initiative 502, which legalized recreational pot. Legislators should not change cultivation rules for patients at all. Suggesting we send police and prosecutors after the sick and dying—who grow cannabis with a doctor's recommendation—is not just immoral, it is the opposite of what voters wanted. They wanted an end to prohibition and a means to undercut an illegal drug market.
Which is why all adults should be allowed to grow three pot plants at home, even if they are not medical marijuana patients.