Law makes Grow Lights illegal in FL

backwoodsgirlJune 18, 2013

Well, I was a little upset when I first heard of the law last night because I thought it oulawed all pipes, but it doesn't.

But as I read the law, I am now very concerned. If any of you are familiar with the youtube video "Growing Your Greens". The guy had police at his house for growlights in the bathroom.

This law that got passed on page 2 reads...

"June 11, 2013
I. SUBSTANTIVE INFORMATION
A.
EFFECT OF CHANGES:
Drug Paraphernalia
Drug paraphernalia is defined in s. 893.145, F.S., as:
All equipment, products, and materials of any kind which are used, intended for use, or
designed for use in the planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing,
compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging,
repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, transporting, injecting, ingesting, inhaling, or
otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of ch. 893 or s.
877.111, F.S.
1 The term includes, but is not
limited to:
(1)
Kits used, intended for use, or designed for use in the planting, propagating, cultivating,
growing, or harvesting of any species of plant which is a controlled substance or from which a
controlled substance can be derived.
(2)
Kits used, intended
for use, or designed for use in manufacturing, compounding, converting,
producing, processing, or preparing controlled substances."

So, what are they going to do come to your house and search it to make sure you aren't making or growing drugs???

Just purchasing enough grow light kits could trigger a visit from ATF! Swat Team and everything.

I'm into herbs, further down it even makes gelatin capsules illegal.

I'm really concerned about this. I think this law will be an excuse to persecute those who are trying to grow their own food and get away from those awful GMO's

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bedtime

I predict that within the next 20-30 years you wont be able to grow any edible plants. The pharmacutical companies will team up and home gardening will be banned. Soon after that all fruits and vegetables sold in grocery stores will have to be seedless to stop people from growing them. Even the sale of soil will be against the law.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 7:20AM
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resistanceisfertile(4)

@bedtime, your prediction is scary. Imagine if they outlawed handguns in any state, would the NRA sit idly by? Hell no, they'd be up in arms. Gardeners all over the country know how important indoor lights can be as season extenders, or as simple hobbyist tools for those special plants. Outlawing grow lights is like saying "guilty until proven innocent", which is not what America is all about. Booo Florida, this law is backwards. Gardeners should not stand idly by and let this happen.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 7:24PM
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backwoodsgirl

The problem is this...everybody is talking about the ban on pipes and stuff but they don't even concern themselves with the fact that the law makes it illegal to use or own a grow light.

And a lot of people see the name of the law and just ignore any part of it because they assume it only affects drug addicts and dealers. They have no idea that it makes indoor gardening a felony.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 11:47PM
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slimak

@bedtime. I completely agree. Recently in Europe they tried to pass a law that would control the seed industry. Every one who grows anything from seed would have to register first and get an approval from the EU, therefore basically controlling what people could or could not eat.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 11:23AM
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