Legalization variant part 1: Cultivation

✓ Freedom of cultivation (for private individuals)

Part of personal freedom is allowing private individuals to grow cannabis themselves – without burdensome and restrictive permits, licenses or inspections.

Self-sufficiency is preferable to shopping in terms of sustainability.

In addition, home cultivation can serve as a counter to the market: If the market does not deliver (e.g. the desired quality or products), consumers can alternatively supply themselves and thus put pressure on the market.

✘ No maximum quantity

There must be no upper limit for the freedom of cultivation!

In some places (e.g. Canada or California) the number of hemp plants is limited. But: Some prefer to grow several small plants to have enough yield, even if not all plants survive.

✘ No limits of THC content

✓ Quality standards (commercial cultivation)

We support quality standards for cultivation and processing (e.g. drying), but would like to keep them voluntary. See also: Swiss Certified Cannabis (SCC) Certification by IG Hemp

For example, the pilot trials require that Swiss organic hemp be used whenever possible. Organic hemp certainly has its place, but should not be mandatory.

Because, in order to guarantee product diversity, different standards must be applied depending on the product. For an efficient production of concentrates, for example, it is helpful to increase the THC yield by irradiating the plants with artificial light. This light could be generated from sustainable electricity.

This approach is being implemented in Massachusetts, USA, for example(Ariani Wartenberg, USA 2021).

Last modified: 2023/12/22 21:16

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